2011

Archipel

About

Research within the Archipel project builds further upon the results and realisations of the BOM-vl project and aims to clarify the technical and organisational challenges for the long-term digitisation of heritage within the cultural, scientific and educational field.

Within the project, MICT is responsible for providing a state-of-the-art overview of end-user licences (incl. open access models such as Creative Archive and Creative Commons) and best practices among national and international archive institutes. Furthermore, a representative sample of cultural and heritage institutions in Flanders will be surveyed.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/10/2009 - 30/09/2011.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Tom Evens

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution

Financed by

  • IWT

CocoNut BIS

About

CocoNut BIS is a small follow-up project of Coconut which seeked to document new social models, processes and technological solutions for cooperation and communication within a virtual multidisciplinary organisational structure.
More specifically, CocoNut BIS project focuses on the current CSCW environment for IBBT projects: the MyBBT platform. CocoNut BIS wants to map the wishes, needs and experiences of users with this platform.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/06/2010 - 31/03/2011.

Staff involved

  • dr. Peter Mechant

Clusters

  • Media Production & Distribution

Financed by

  • iMinds

CTT - Climate transition tool

About

Few people doubt about the fact that in the (near) future we will have to do it with less CO2 emissions. Not only global warming, but also the limited fossil energy sources are a challenge to create a less energy-intensive society. There are many scenarios to reduce CO2 emissions, but one idea is to work with a climate budget. Everyone gets an equal number of ‘emission rights’ and chooses free lee how to spend those. With this project that idea will be tested for the first time in a virtual way.

‘Climate budget’ is a project of the non-profit association ‘Ecolife’, in cooperation with IBBT, MICT/UGent, Green IT, Stad Gent, Muntuit en Netwerk Vlaanderen with the support of the Indaver Fonds.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2010 - 31/03/2011.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • iMinds

DIA - Digital archiving: to an information management plan and consensus model

About

In today's information society, the quantity of documents (both digital and paper) is increasing. An efficient information management system, with clear guidelines regarding selection mechanisms, metadata, intellectual property rights, and so on…, is necessary.

This project includes a case study on the development of an information management plan for the Department Environment, Nature and Health and for the Department Spatial Planning, Mobility and Public Domain of the city of Ghent.

An information management plan is mapping the document creation and processes in the departments, in consensus with all relevant services. Flexibility is important in this regard given an extrapolation to other departments, regarding similar processes such as human resources, finance, accommodation management, decision-making ... The consensus model will therefore form the basis to create an information management plan (cfr. information management plan Flemish Community).

Duration of the project

The project runs from 19/05/2010 - 31/03/2011.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Tom Evens
  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • Nicolas Rombaut

Clusters

Media Production & Distribution

Financed by

Contract research

E-inclusion for cities (MIDIS)

About

E-inclusion for cities, a project in collaboration with IBBT-SMIT commissioned by Digipolis, primarily aims at a critical analysis of Ghent's current digital exclusion situation and its related policy actions concerning the e-Inclusion program Digitaal.Talent@Ghent. This program includes a variety of initiatives to promote the digital inclusion of its citizens. However, it remains unknown to what extent such initiatives are in line with the increasing complexity of digital exclusion.

Therefore, the project's second objective is to develop a stable measurement instrument, aimed at generating strategic figures related to digital exclusion in an urban context. In doing so, state-of-the-art theoretical concepts are operationalized in order to assess a wide range of audiences' digital literacy in a reliable and cost-effective way.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/02/2011 - 30/09/2011.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • dr. Cédric Courtois

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • Contract research

ECOMAC - To an ecosystem model for research and innovation for audiovisual consumption in Flanders

About

VRT Medialab is assigned to carry out and facilitate research and innovation, specifically in the field of broadcasting services. Being part of the public broadcaster, VRT Medialab is increasingly urged to contribute to the whole range of broadcasters and content producers in Flanders. This assignment involves an organisational configuration and a research and innovation programme, which are broadly defined in the management contract of the public service broadcaster. Now questions arise which configuration is best suited to meet the challenges broadcasters face with regard to audiovisual ‘prosumption’. To date, little research has been done to establish a more networked innovation ecosystem. This research project will investigate the different steps needed for a profound analysis of the organisational scenarios to establish a collaborative innovation programme between public and private broadcasters in Flanders with regard to the audiovisual prosumer.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/07/2010 - 31/03/2011.

Staff involved

  • Tom Evens

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • Contract research

GRASP - Bridging the gap between QoE and QoS for mobile city applications

About

Quality of Service and Quality of Experience are undeniably two key concepts in the innovation-development process, as they also are in the user research which supports this process. However, in practice both concepts are still too often confused with one another, measurements have all too frequently been made with a fragmentary focus on a single component aspect and there is often a gaping divide between QoE (measurements) and QoS (development). The central aim of the GR@SP- project is to develop a methodology which bridges this divide. The project is intended to bring clarity to the relationship between the various QoE and QoS components and the methodology should go beyond the fragmentary by making ‘overarching measurements’ possible in the lab test environment.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez
  • dr. Katrien De Moor

Clusters

  • Media Use & Experience

Financed by

  • iMinds

iMind - Innovative medical imaging for neurological disorders

About

Epilepsy is a frequently observed neurological disorder that is characterized by repeated epileptic seizures. These seizures are characterized by a sudden and unexpected change of the behavior and/or the consciousness of the patient as a result of excessive and uncontrolled electrical activity in a well-defined region in the cerebral cortex (the so-called epileptogenic zone). By placing electrodes using a standardized setup on the scalp surface, one can measure the electrical or magnetic fields generated by brain activity during an epileptic event.

Novel treatment options have emerged from the experimental field, which involve the stimulation of a specific brain region, deep brain stimulation (DBS), or vagal nerve, vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). However, the mechanism of action of these procedures is unknown and the efficacity of the treatment can be improved.

Within the iMIND project a software platform will be developed that entails better information, coregistration, comparison and more user-friendly visualization. The task of MICT includes an impact analysis and adoption potential assessment of the developed software framework, studied by means of an iterative qualitative and quantitative research approach. It will assess the drivers and barriers that exist for neurologists, neurosurgeons and other related specialists.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/10/2009 - 30/09/2011.

Staff involved

  • dr. Laurence Hauttekeete
  • Dimitri Schuurman
  • Karel Verbrugge

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • iMinds

LLingo - Language learning in an interactive game environment

About

The aim of the “LLINGO” project is to explore the potential of serious and educational gaming and game technology for learning. In recent years, game strategies and technology are increasingly being deployed outside their traditional realm of commercial entertainment. The motivational power of game elements and the flexibility and interactivity of commercial game design software is put to use in a fast-growing range of sectors, from management and strategic training to advertising and recruitment. Until now, (language) learning has largely stayed out of the picture. The “LLINGO” project aims to change this by joining the forces of some of the leading commercial games and language training companies with expertise in game technology and experience in research to build a state-of-the-art setup demonstrating the potential of the format..

Publications

De Grove, F., Cornillie, F., Mechant, P., & Van Looy, J. (2013). Tapping into the field of foreign language learning games. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 6 (1), 44 – 60.

De Grove, F., Van Looy, J., & Mechant, P. (2013). Learning to play, playing to learn. Comparing the experiences of adult foreign language learners with off-the-shelf and specialized games for learning German. International Journal of Game-Based Learning.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/10/2009 - 30/09/2011.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Jan Van Looy
  • Frederik De Grove

Clusters

  • Gaming and Immersive Media Lab

Financed by

  • iMinds

PING II - Adoption and use of 'Poverty is not a game'

About

PING II builds on the research results and realisations of the previous PING project. In the latter, the research focused on the reception of the game by students in an educational context. Findings showed that playing PING led to a positive experience, a high degree of perceived learning and a direct relationship between perceived learning and a positive game experience.

Research design

As PING is freely available for schools, the focus of this follow-up project shifts from student’s reception to adoption and use by teachers and schools. Research will look at actual use of PING in schools as well as at determinants that play a central role in the adoption decision. More concrete, a twofold perspective will be employed: the influence of the individual teacher and the influence of the school environment.

Publications

De Grove, F., Bourgonjon, J., & Van Looy, J. (2012). Digital games in education? A contextual approach to teachers’ adoption intention of digital games for learning purposes. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(6), 2023-2033.

De Grove, F., & Van Looy, J. (2011). Computerspellen in het onderwijs. Report commissioned by the Flemish Government, Departments of Education and Culture, Youth, Sports and Media, King Baudouin Foundation and IBBT.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 20/01/2011 - 31/03/2011.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Jan Van Looy
  • Frederik De Grove

Clusters

  • Gaming and Immersive Media Lab

Financed by

  • Contract research

SVR-study - Study on 'Profiles of (new) media literacy. An analysis of existing data'

About

In September 2011, the Study service of the Flemish Government (SVR) will organize a workshop arround media literacy. Goal is to maximize the access of the data that were collected in an annual survey (SCV-survey, formerly APS-survey). This SCV-survey has a extensive module on media and ICT possession.

The focus of the research group MICT will be on the existing data. The statistical analysis from this study will be included in a contribution that will be presented at the seminar of SVR and those analysis will also be published under the form of a book chapter. The contribution of MICT is titled: 'Profiles on (new) media literacy. An analysis of existing data and the relationship with background variables.'

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/01/2011 - 30/09/2011.

Staff involved

  • Prof. dr. Pieter Verdegem
  • dr. Cédric Courtois
  • Hadewijch Vanwynsberghe

Clusters

  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • Flemish government