Catalonia is one of the world’s first regions to implement mobile technology in its classrooms. This is partly thanks to the mSchools program, an initiative backed by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation in collaboration with the Regional Government of Catalonia, the City of Barcelona, and GSMA.
Pioneering courses like “App Education,” the “Mobile History Map” project, and the Mobile Learning Awards are the pillars of a project that has been implemented in Catalonian classrooms with great success.
At the end of the winter of 2015 the third edition of the Mobile Learning Awards comes to an end. After weeks of deliberations, the judging panel has announced the winners of these prizes, designed to continue to provide incentives for the introduction of digital technology into Catalonia’s educational institutions. Pre-school, primary, and secondary education students participated in the prizes’ three categories: “Mobile History Map,” “Educational Experiences with Mobile Devices” and “Audiovisual Micronarrations.”
We also wish to thank very greatfully the collaboration of the sponsors that made these awards possible:
“Mobile History Map” Award
Mobile History Map is a project designed for students of different ages in the Catalonian educational system to create and geolocate cultural contents related to points of interest near their schools. As a result of this new initiative the Mobile Learning Awards 2015 expanded the awards’ categories to encourage the practice of georeferencing emblematic cultural heritage elements in Catalonia through the use of digital technologies.
Within this category different prizes have been featured according to the ages of the students participating. Thus, winning first prizes were the primary-level students from the Escola Segimon Comas, in Sant Quirze de Besora, for their project “El castell de Montesquiu,” along with secondary-level students at the Escola Vedruna Carme de Cardona in Cardona for their project “La canònica de Sant Vicenç.”