ARCHIDICT – an innovative illustrative multilingual dictionary for architects, builders and construction workers!
Archidict is a KA2 Strategic partnership project in the VET field, lasting from 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2020.
The partnership is composed by the coordinator EK Egyesulet (Hungary), Associazione Euphoria (Italy), Best cybernetics (Greece), Creative learning programmes (UK), Instituto Europeo de Lenguas Modernas (Spain), Stroyexpert SEK (Bulgaria), Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique (Portugal) and Slaska Wojewodzka Kpmenda Ochotniczych Hufcow Pracy (Poland).
The overall objectives of the project are:
-assembling a categorised tecnhical content that summarises the history and technology of European architecture based on time, geographical locations, building materials and position within a building construction among the basic forms and general tecnhical definitions;
-elaborating IT and design concepts of the online tool that have to be synchronised for the best achievable results;
-assembling exact graphics of the illustrative content along with the precise definitions along with continuous translations of the collected terminology;
-elaborating an educational concept that makes the content easier to learn;
-realising an educational programme that helps elaborating the educational concept and provides possibility for testing the tool and its content;
-providing interactive test possibilities as part of the tool;
-disseminating the tool in the widest possible environment while making arrangements for extending the content with further languages or with special chapters.
The main project output will be the development of a digital architectural dictionary, which being a web application itself is connected to online databases and accessible on all means of platforms from PC’s to smartphones. The tool will provide a non-formal learning platform rather than a learning material, where the learner can choose his / her own path to collect the required information, choosing an own timeframe for acquiring the technical knowledge. The illustrative solution of the dictionary gives the best understanding of technical situations and relations, providing an extremely effective learning platform for any user or learner. The dictionary is to be planned and designed with the most up-to-date software technology. Its digital feature and online access will give the product flexibility for easily updating and further-strengthening the usability and complexity of the educational tool.
The tool will be accessible for anyone in an online way and with an open licence.
The first transnational project meeting took place in Budapest on 15-16 November 2017.
During this meeting we prepared a questionnaire to identify the real needs of our stakeholders: so please take part to such survey –> click here!
The second transnational project meeting took place in Rome on 10-11 May 2018 and we discussed further details of the tecnhical and educational sides of the online dictionary.
The project partners met again in Granada 8-9 November 2018 and in Katowice 9-10 May 2019. These meeting were fruitful occasions during which defined further contents of the dictionary, set-up the work process for the creation of fantastic images and puzzling quizzes!
Fifth meeting was held in Edimburgh on November 2019. Last project meeting will be in Porto in April 2020.
For more info follow the website http://archidict.com/ and the Facebook page @archidict.