The public-private partnership COLLABORATION 21 is an interdisciplinary research program that responds to pressing 21st-century challenges such as the shortage of collaboration skills and the recent pandemic-induced “social distancing”. It aims to leverage digital technologies to enhance people’s experience for better collaborative learning and working.
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg team up with Cisco – the world leader in digital technologies for collaboration – and with SCRIPT – a national agency driving innovation and digitalization in Luxembourg’s schools. Together they address seven research challenges at the intersection of user experience, educational sciences and digital technologies
The project outcomes of 10 PhD candidates and 2 Postdocs will yield numerous actionable insights to support education and the workforce, covering the entire spectrum from fundamental to applied research
Collaborative work & learning experiences
New pedagogical concepts and technical solutions enable instructors to tend to learners’ individual needs. Smart training, gaming assistants will support people in honing their collaboration skills.
The partners will implement promising solutions in Luxembourg’s education infrastructure. New concepts and scientific evidence will support SCRIPT in policy-making.
Designed with a user-centred approach, technologies that can help overcome language barriers, different work cultures, and disagreements will make collaboration a smoother, more secure and more effective experience.
A living lab
The research will tightly integrate into a Living Lab approach that facilitates the quick implementation of research findings in test environments ranging from the University of Luxembourg’s User Lab to schools and offices in the region.
These field tests will provide extensive empirical data, which will, in turn, allow for augmenting the quality of the proposed technical and pedagogical solutions.