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FP7 Responsive Open Learning Environments

ROLE

Project ID: 231396
Funded under

RESPONSIVE OPEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

From 2009-02-01 to 2013-01-31, closed project | ROLE Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 501 198

EU contribution:

EUR 6 600 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

ROLE is developing a highly responsive learning environment, the elements of which can be combined by the learner to generate new components and functionalities, for self-regulated and social learning

ROLE's cross-disciplinary innovations will deliver and test prototypes of highly responsive technology-enhanced learning environments, offering breakthrough levels of effectiveness, flexibility, user-control and mass-individualisation. This research also advances the state of the art in human resource management; self-regulated and social learning; psycho-pedagogical theories of adaptive education and educational psychology; service composition and orchestration; and the use of ICT in lifelong learning.

ROLE offers adaptivity and personalisation in terms of (1) content and navigation and (2) the entire learning environment and its functionalities. This approach permits individualisation of the components, tools, and functionalities of a learning environment, and their adjustment or replacement by existing web-based software tools. Learning environment elements can be combined to generate (to mashup) new components and functionalities, which can be adapted by individual or collaborating learners to meet their own needs and to enhance the effectiveness of their learning. This empowers each user to generate new tools and functions according to their needs, and can help them to establish a livelier and personally more meaningful learning context and learning experience.

ROLE's generic framework uses an open source approach, interoperable across software systems and technology. Hence any tool created by an individual is available from a pool of services and tools to all learners via the internet, no matter which learning environment, operating system, or device they use, and which subject matter they learn.

Running for two years so far, the project has established the concept, the technology platform and a widget store. This serves as one of the core components within the ROLE syndication platform and provides services that can be part of the ROLE service bundles. Pedagogical needs in particular are addressed through a number of recommendation services that help users in selecting appropriate content, services and compilations/bundles thereof. This ROLE Showcase Platform displays the software created in the project. It seeks to put learners in the position to build their own technology enhanced learning environment based on their needs and preferences. Most software is web based and can be accessed directly via a web browser from the project website. Instructions and demo logins are also available. In addition, some of the software can be installed in any learning environment.

Objective

ROLE's cross-disciplinary innovations will deliver and test prototypes of highly responsive TEL environments, offering breakthrough levels of effectiveness, flexibility, user-control and mass-individualisation. Our work also advances the state-of-the-art in human resource management; self-regulated and social learning; psycho-pedagogical theories of adaptive education and educational psychology; service composition and orchestration; and the use of ICT in lifelong learning. Significant benefits arise for learners, their communities, employers, TEL developers and society.ROLE offers adaptivity and personalization in terms of (1) content and navigation and (2) the entire learning environment and its functionalities. This approach permits individualization of the components, tools, and functionalities of a learning environment, and their adjustment or replacement by existing web-based software tools. Learning environment elements can be combined to generate (to mashup) new components and functionalities, which can be adapted by lone learners or collaborating learners to meet their own needs and to enhance the effectiveness of their learning. This empowers each user to generate new tools and functions according to their needs, and can help them to establish a livelier and personally more meaningful learning context and learning experience.ROLE's generic framework uses an open source approach, interoperable across software systems and technology. Hence any tool created by an individual is available from a pool of services and tools to all learners via the internet, no matter which learning environment, operating system, or device they use, and which subject matter they learn.The consortium consists of well-renown experts covering all required pedagogical and technical competencies. Respective activities have been defined to bring the results of ROLE to the targeted international markets in higher education and corporate training.

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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 708 395


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Martin Wolpers
Tel.: +49 2241 142128
Fax: +49 2241 1442128

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Participants

ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 441 520


LINKE WIENZEILE 246
1150 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Margit Hofer
Tel.: +43-1-495044263
Fax: +43-1-4950442-40

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 427 160


RECHBAUERSTRASSE 12
8010 GRAZ
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Erwin Duschnig
Tel.: +43 316 873 -5626
Fax: +43-316-873 - 105626

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WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 469 550


WELTHANDELSPLATZ 1
1020 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gustaf Neumann
Tel.: +43-1-31336-4671
Fax: +43 1 31336 746

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U&I Learning NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 156 548


Molenaarsstraat
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Danny De Witte
Tel.: +32 9265 7474
Fax: +32 9265 7496

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 480 904


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32 16 326504
Fax: +32 16 326515

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 446 600


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Denis Gillet
Tel.: + 41 21 693 5168
Fax: + 41 21 693 2574

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SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China

EU contribution: EUR 128 400


HUASHAN ROAD 1954
200030 SHANGHAI
China
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Lanzi Mi
Tel.: +86-21-62822622
Fax: +86-21-62822622

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IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 657 110


UNI CAMPUS NORD
66123 SAARBRUCKEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Peter Koch
Tel.: +49-(0)681-9476-0
Fax: +49-(0)681-9476-530

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UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 453 000


RHABANUSSTRASSE 3
55118 MAINZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Hartmut Sonnet
Tel.: +49-6131-3 74 60-25
Fax: +49-6131-3 74 60-40

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FESTO LERNZENTRUM SAAR GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 184 589


OBERE KAISERSTRASSE
66386 SANKT INGBERT
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Michael Werkle
Tel.: +49-6894-591-7415
Fax: +49-6894-591-7444

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 467 157


TEMPLERGRABEN 55
52062 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ernst Schmachtenberg
Tel.: +49-241-8090490
Fax: +49-241-8092490

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UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 431 498


VON KRAEMERS ALLE 4
751 05 UPPSALA
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Mia Lindegren
Tel.: +46 18 471 62 96
Fax: +46 18 471 62 94

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THE BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR LEARNINGAND DEVELOPMENT LBG
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 156 311


TRYM LODGE\nHENBURY ROAD\nWESTBURY ON TRYM
BS9 3HQ BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sarah Wills
Tel.: +44-117-9596517
Fax: +44-117-9596518

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 493 838


WALTON HALL
MK7 6AA MILTON KEYNES
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jane Whild
Tel.: +44-1908-652907
Fax: +44-1908-653169

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UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 497 420


UNIVERSITY ROAD
LE1 7RH LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Marie Singer
Tel.: +44 116 223 1799
Fax: +44 116 252 2028

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