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Enabling ubiquitous access to personalised learning throughout life
Learning for anyone, at any time, at any place
With the shift towards the knowledge society, the change of working conditions and the high-speed evolution of information and communication technologies, peoples' knowledge and skills need continuous up-dating. Learning, based on collaborative working, creativity, multidisciplinarity, adaptiveness, intercultural communication and problem solving, has taken on an important role in everyday life. The learning process is becoming pervasive, both for individuals and organisations, in formal education, in the professional context and as part of leisure activities. Learning should be accessible to every citizen, independent of age, education, social status and tailored to his/her individual needs.
To meet these social challenges is a leading issue of European research on the use of technology to support learning in the 6th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (2002-2006).
In the Information Society Technologies (IST) work programme, which is part of the Framework Programme, the focus of research in this area has been set on applications of technologies for user-centred learning, building on the concept of ubiquitous computing and on sound pedagogical principles.
- to increase the efficiency of learning for individuals and groups
- to facilitate transfer and sharing of knowledge in organisations
- to contribute to a deeper understanding of the learning process by exploring links between human learning, cognition and technologies
Please consult the section 'Programme & Calls' of this website for more information on research objectives and on possibilities to apply for funding of projects (calls for proposals).