Alzheimer’s Disease is a chronic degenerative dementia that affects the central nervous system. At the moment, dementia is affecting around 47 million people worldwide, with a prognostic of 135 million affected people in 2050.
The hAlt project aims to create awareness on the benefits of table tennis for the brain and at engaging older adults to table tennis activities, especially those with (or at risk to develop) Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
In the hAlt project, INNOV-ACTS is designing, developing and deploying the e-learning Platform, alongside the respective curriculum and educational content, in all languages and therefore expanding the online community on dementia and sports.
During the latest period of the project, INNOV-ACTS has been mostly focusing on the deployment and customization of the e-Learning platform, primarily focusing on the Learning Management System (LMS) of the project, based upon the Moodle Platform (latest stable version). This has been complimented among others, with a critical plugin for educational content development and gamification aspects, H5P. This open-source plugin provides access to lots of different interactive content types, easily share and reuse content, it is based on HTML5 and is responsive. Finally, the appropriate theming has been developed, customized and deployed in order to promote the appropriate hAlt “look-and-feel” and ensure usability and UIX.
In the following months, INNOV-ACTS will mainly focus on the deployment of the educational content according to the project’s curriculum in English and then in other languages supported by the project. Finally, tests and quizzes to assess and evaluate the learners progress and understanding will also be implemented.
Following all of the above, the platform will be tested internally by the consortium members and then finalized and tested during the hAlt project’s pilot phase, where feedback and valuable input will be received by project partners, end-users and relevant stakeholders.