A new Erasmus+ project recently launched which takes the OurTown concept and transfers it to a Youth work context. Youth work is presented with major challenges in a world where face to face meetings can no longer be taken for granted. Still, young people need … Continue readingMobile Learning Communities Project
Our associate partners Little lounge worked with us to create an Easter activity for families and residents of the former mining village of Cilfynydd. Challenges include local history and famous people from the area. 10 codes are hidden around the village with clues on Facebook … Continue readingNew Cilfynydd QR Trail
The Our Town project was presented at the PressEd21 Twitter Conference. You can see all of the Tweets gathered together in this Twitter Moment Beauty of #PressEdConf21 is you can catch up with presentations in between meetings. This mobile learning project from @angegerrard looks … Continue reading#PressED Conference
George Bekiaridis presents OurTown on Greek local television!
Our Town collaborated with Pontypridd town Council to produce this QR code quiz to celebrate St David (Dewi Sant) the patron saint of Wales. St David’s Day is Celebrated on March 1st. Children wear traditional costume and people can be seen wearing leeks and daffodils … Continue readingDydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
Here is the presentation used in the Mobile Communities Seminar on 22/02/21 And the recording of the event for those who missed it!
A chapter telling the story of the Our Town Project was published in the book Critical Mobile Pedagogies. It was written assuming that by now the codes would be permanent fixtures but the Covid-19 Pandemic has delayed that. So instead you can read the chapter … Continue readingMobile Pedagogies Chapter
At the beginning of October the Our Town partners met in the beautiful Portuguese city of Évora to discuss the progress of the project and try out some new challenges. We created a set of challenges based on landmarks in the city and worked on … Continue readingOur Town in Évora
OurTown is working with Artis Community in Pontypridd to create a code trail showcasing the artwork created by members of the community and relating to the town centre. In the next few months you will be able to see the showcase by scanning the codes … Continue readingArtis Trail Pontypridd
The OurTown project team met recently in Xylagani Primary school to discuss the next stages of the project. We now have a process by which we can add multiple challenges to the same QR code and link the code to a geographical location using Google … Continue readingFolklore challenges in Xylagani