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Language technology for eLearning

Objective

Given the huge amount of static and dynamic content created for eLearning tasks, the major challenge for extending their use is to improve the effectiveness of retrieval and accessibility by making use of Learning Management Systems (LMS).

The LT4eL project will tackle this problem by providing Language Technology based functionalities to support semi-automatic metadata generation, for the description of the learning objects, on the basis of a linguistic analysis of the content. Semantic knowledge will be integrated to enhance the management, distribution and retrieval of the learning material. Ontologies, key elements in the architecture of the Semantic Web initiative, will be used to structure the learning material within LMSs, by means of the descriptive metadata.

These functionalities will be integrated in an open source LMS and will be extended to cover the nine languages represented by our consortium. Special attention will be given to support the languages of the New Member States and Associated Candidate Countries. The approach will thus support the linguistic diversity of the enlarged Europe, contributing to the dissemination of eLearning content for these languages by creating opportunities for multilingual virtual learning communities and by providing technologies for their support. The validation methodology suitable for investigating the impact of these new functionalities on the learning experience in a multilingual context will be provided.

The integration of these functionalities will facilitate the construction of user specific courses, will allow direct access of knowledge, will improve the creation of personalized content and will support decentralization and co-operation of content management.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

Participants (11)

EBERHARD-KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmstrasse 7
Tuebingen
EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Ed. C7
1749-016 Lisboa
INSTITUTE FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Str. 25A
1113 Sofia
INSTYTUT PODSTAW INFORMATYKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (IPI PAN)
Poland
Address
Ul. Ordona 21
01-237 Warszawa
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Address

06 Msida
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA
Romania
Address
Bulevard Carol I 11
000 Iasi
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
ZUERCHER HOCHSCHULE WINTERTHUR
Switzerland
Address
Technikumstrasse 9
8401 Winterthur