NAVIGAME Serious game for learning: information literacy in action! 29th June 2020
The second NAVIGATE Training Event hosted by the University of Parma via Zoom on 29th June 2020 was held successfully! With our colleagues, partners and friends, we discussed an important topic related to the Information Literacy. We played both games developed by the Navigate team. With them we tried to improve the competencies of tutors and their potential for using Navigate’s games in their courses. We collected all of their recommendations, notes, suggestions and, last but not least, their great ideas for our future work.
Workshop with instructors: participants discussed IL games and share opinions and some good ideas
Game #1 – testing in progress
Game #2 – testing in progress
Special thanks to all participants in the Navigate hackathon!
NAVIGAME Remote Hackathon with Students 30th June 2020
Our third NAVIGATE Training Event organized by University of Parma finished successfully. Students from Italy, Sweden and Bulgaria had the opportunity to meet, play and discuss the two Navigate Games. Via Zoom they tested in three groups the games and shared with each other their different points of view. They evaluated our work and provided useful feedback for further development and improvement of the two games.
Thanks to all students from Parma, Gävle and Sofia for the great ideas!
Third NAVIGATE Training Event, 30 June 2020, University of Parma, Italy
The third NAVIGATE Training Event is organized as a remote Zoom hackaton.
Students will be involved in interactive sessions, and in a hands-on games test.
The workshop has dual-purpose; it aims to (a) increase students’ knowledge, competences and understanding in the field of Information Literacy (quality academic content, sources evaluation, fake news), and to (b) test the two Navigate Games, providing useful feedback for further development and improvement.
Second NAVIGATE Training Event, 29 June 2020, University of Parma, Italy
The second NAVIGATE Training Event, organized and hosted by the University of Parma, will take place via Zoom next 29 June 2020.
This second Training Event aims to achieve improved competencies of tutors and their capability to use of Games based learning in Information Literacy courses.
First NAVIGATE Training Event, 12-18 January 2020, University of Gävle, Sweden
The first NAVIGATE Training Event took place in the Library/Education Centre of the University of Gävle (Högskolan i Gävle – HiG) from 12th to 18th January 2020.
This first Training Event aims to improve the competencies of tutors (professors and librarians) from partner Universities and giving to them the capability to use the Game-Based Learning approach. The theme will focus on Game-Based Learning in Information Literacy courses and using the Games-based Model and the Games Scenarios developed by the Project NAVIGATE.
Participants could arrive on Sunday (12 January 2020) and leave on Saturday (18 January 2020). The lectures will start on Monday 13th of January at 09.00 o’clock (lectures starts every day 09.00 Swedish local time). The lunch break will be from 12.00 to 13.00 and the afternoon lecture will finish at 17.00.
The Library/ Education Centre of the University of Gävle address is at: Kungsbäcksvägen 47, 801 76 Gävle, Sweden. The University of Gävle is beautifully located close to the Concerthouse of Gävle River and nearby the Boulognerskogen City Park, within walking or biking distance to almost everything. It is close to the centre, between green areas and the city.
Gävle is situated 140 km (88 miles) from Arlanda International Airport. Driving Arlanda – Gävle takes about one hour and a half. Going by train is easy and comfortable and takes just about 60 -90 minutes.
Gävle is situated at the East coast, right by the E4 and just where Highway 80 and 76 come together. Driving Stockholm – Gävle takes about 2 hours. Highway 80 and 68 are rapid routes directly from the country’s Western and Central parts.
Gävle has very good train connections. Going by train Stockholm – Gävle takes about 80 minutes. For train tickets and time tables, go to:
SJ – Website in English
Bus to other destinations
There are bus connections to numerous Swedish destinations. Bus transports on the route Gävle – Stockholm is provided several times a day:
Sgsbussen – Website
Swebus – Website in English
Local transportation by bus
Within Gävle, it’s both easy and convenient to use the local buses (provided by X-trafik). For information, time tables, prices and maps, go to:
Alternatives to get to the university:
Bus number 15 (bus stop on the west side of the station)
Line 15, Gävle public transport (X-trafik). It operates on the distance Gävle railway station – Stortorget (centre) – University – Technology Park (Teknikparken) – Hospital – Sätra. The trip from Gävle C to the university takes about 10 minutes.
On the bus you pay by cash, by credit card or via an app on your smartphone. Cash and credit card is more expensive.
You can by a bus card at the Student centre at the university.
For any information, please contact:
Högskolan i GävleSE – 801 76 Gävle, Sverige/Sweden
NAVIGATE @ OEB Global
NAVIGATE project will have a presentation at OEB Global conference on technology supported learning and training. OEB Global, incorporating Learning Technology, has a unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange on the use of new technologies in learning and training in the corporate, education and public service sectors.OEB 2019 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 27th to 29th of November 2019.
Let’s meet us there: we will demonstrate the NAVIGATE Framework for Information Literacy Game Design. It is elaborated to help the multidisciplinary teams in different educational institutions to face the challenges in developing games by supporting them through easy-to-apply methodology during the pre-production phase of the serious game design. The title of our intervention is: “How Games Can Design Our Capacity to Be Active Citizens: The (Almost) Hidden Role of Information Literacy“. For more information, you can have a look here.