EDU.LAB will be managed by the Turin institution ITER (Turin institution for responsible education), in collaboration with the Education Services Division and the Innovation Service and European Funding of the City of Turin. The goal is the creation of a new educational site that ITER is preparing in the school situated in Via Bardonecchia 34. This project aims to develop the pilot project “Educational Living Lab”, an innovation laboratory inserted in the European project LEA “Learning Technologies Accelerator ( www.learntechaccelerator.eu/ ), in which the City of Turin has proposed to develop a dedicated space for the innovation in the education field where to test solutions for didactics and the creation of new generation learning environments. The site will be furnished with adequate tools to host the innovative experimentations in the education field, both in the methodology and in the technology, in order to grant comfort, usability, awareness and an active role of the users.
Following a living lab logic, the different experiences will help improving the proposed methodologies and innovations, thanks to the direct involvement of the users. At the same time, professors, researchers and firms will be able to experiment the innovations as well, monitoring and evaluating the results.
Apart from the school in Via Bardonecchia, some testing will be allowed in other schools upon evaluation by the City. It will be possible to see the dedicated areas during a specifically organized open day.