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Continuous Social Learning in Knowledge Networks

Project description


Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning
MATURE is investigating knowledge-maturing in organisations. The project is developing individual-level tools for deepening knowledge and organisation-level tools for analysing its effects.

The agility of organisations has become the critical success factor for competitiveness and requires that companies and their employees together and mutually dependently learn and develop their competencies efficiently. Failures of organisation-driven approaches to technology-enhanced learning and the success of community-driven approaches in the spirit of Web 2.0 have shown that for that agility we need to leverage the intrinsic motivation of employees to engage in collaborative learning activities, and combine it with a new form of organisational guidance.

For that purpose, MATURE conceives individual learning processes to be interlinked (the output of one learning process is input to the other) in a knowledge-maturing process in which knowledge changes in nature. This knowledge can take on the form of classical content in varying degrees of maturity, but also involves tasks and processes or semantic structures. The goal of MATURE is to understand this maturing process better, and to build tools and services to reduce maturing barriers.

MATURE’s outcomes will be

  1. an empirical analysis of real-world maturing practices, resulting in a sound conceptual model of the knowledge maturing process and ways to overcome barriers to it (particularly including motivational and social factors);
  2. a Personal Learning and Maturing Environment (PLME), embedded into the working environment, enabling and encouraging the individual to engage in maturing activities;
  3. an Organisational Learning and Maturing Environment (OLME), enabling the organisation to analyse and to take up community activities, to reseed innovation processes and to apply breeding strategies;
  4. reusable Maturing Services for seeding and reseeding, and creating awareness of relevant activities.

So far the project has developed the knowledge maturing model landscape which is founded on empirical results and is being evaluated in real work practices. A wide set of reusable Maturing Services have also been developed, based on validated Knowledge Maturing Indicators. Further, prototypes have been developed for the following application contexts: 

  • a widget-based environment for collaborative knowledge development centred around artefacts (as piloted in the field of labour market information),
  • a semantic social tagging system for sharing knowledge about people (people tagging) and digital resources (social bookmarking) and for the collaborative development of a lightweight ontology,
  • a task management application that connects to business process modelling.

 

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Anna FONT (Ms.)

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 605 452
Administrative Contact
Anna Font (Ms.)

Participants (11)

BOC ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 310 950
Address
Operngasse 20B
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Kaiser (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 503 415
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kurt Maier (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 682 950
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erwin Duschnig (Dr.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 555 519
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michele Canonico (Mr.)
FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 195 000
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Flor (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 451 300
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (-)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 993 903
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Gottfried (Dr.)
SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE FORMACION Y GESTION STRUCTURALIA, S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Av. De La Vega 15, Edificio 3, Planta 4
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
MIGUEL ANGEL AMERIGO REVIELTA (MR)
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 475 300
Address
Holloway Road 166 220
N7 8DB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Cook (Dr)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 859
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Greer (Mrs)
PONTYDYSGU LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 229 979
Address
Llanover House Llanover Road
CF37 4DY Pontypridd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
GRAHAM ATTWELL (MR)