Proativa Team from Brazil won the Imagine Cup 2009 Interoperability Award(*) with their project ProLearning:
“ProLearning is designed to maximize the experience of distance learning. It’s composed by an immersive virtual reality environment, where students exchange experience and study together. This environment makes easier the interaction between tutor and pupils, so teachers can give proper feedback to students. ProLearning also offers a social network application, stimulating socialization and interaction of students and providing education process’ important aspects unavailable on distance learning environments, as the perception your pairs development and the ability of sharing your knowledge. Finally, ProLearning has the Mobile module, providing a personalized and automatically updated schedule for the student, indicating and alerting on proper time the activities to be done by the student on his distance learning courses. Optionally, the student is able to see the status of his friends in some particular activity, and realize a VoIP call to get some help. Templated SMS messages can also be sent in this module to friends and teachers.”
The video was made by the team to present their project.
Congratulation to Proativa!
(*) The Interoperability Award is designed to recognize the software application that best leverages out-of-the-box Microsoft technologies and blends them with other technologies to connect people, data, or diverse systems in a new way. The ability to build technical bridges and blend technologies from different vendors, including free and open source software, has great value in the industry.