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Networking Centres of High Quality Research on Knowledge Technologies and Applications

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E-learning spreads its wings

Supporting European networking centres of research to enhance their e-learning capabilities will enable young EU nations to provide university learning in novel ways.

Digital Economy

Exchanges among technology institutes and organisations tend to introduce more innovation to the world, spur competition and bring a wealth of new applications that impact society positively. The EU-funded project 'Networking centres of high quality research on knowledge technologies and applications' (Hubuska) encouraged the collaboration of various institutes in knowledge technologies and e-learning across Europe. It organised joint workshops and exchange visits to disseminate research results and best practices on e-learning. In more specific terms, Hubuska focused on knowledge generation in the field of information society technologies (IST) such as semantic web techniques, data and web mining, multi-agent technologies and embedded intelligence. The project also studied how the latter can be used to integrate web, digital TV and mobile technologies in e-learning. Such actions have strongly supported new EU States in making the transition to a knowledge society. In 2005 and 2006, three workshops fostered the project's aims and disseminated its results. The workshops helped participants implement e-learning and e-teaching at universities and form networking centres in the field. Hubuska successfully communicated cutting-edge approaches in knowledge technologies and paved the way for further initiatives to build on its progress in the future. Its efforts have been considered a strong basis for shaping policy in the areas of e-learning and e-teaching, helping to bring new European countries in this respect to the same standards as old Europe.

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