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Language Technology for Lifelong Learning

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212578

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 743 741

  • EU contribution

    € 2 849 604

Coordinated by:

OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND

Netherlands

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning LTfLL created next-generation educational services for learners and tutors, making extensive use of Language Technologies

The project created next-generation support and advice services to enhance individual and collaborative construction of knowledge in educational and organisational settings. The project made extensive use of language technologies and cognitive models in the services. 

The technical infrastructure allows deployment of these services in Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) as well as in institutional Learning Management Systems (LMSs). The validity of the research assumptions and their practical implementation has been tested and evaluated in realistic settings.

The research in the project was organised in three themes, each leading to particular types of services and prototypical tools:

  • In theme 1 (modelling and relating the learner and the domain), services are developed to establish the position of a learner in a curriculum of a particular domain. Services offer semi-automatic analysis and comparison of learner texts to the domain knowledge and advise on their coverage of conceptual knowledge.
  • In theme 2 (contemporary pedagogic models, tutoring and tutor support), support and feedback services are developed based on the analysis of text-based interactions of students (e.g. chats or forums), or on textual artefacts created by students (e.g. summary writing). The services use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Network Analysis (SNA).
  • In theme 3 (collaborative and social dimensions in learning and knowledge structuring), a semantic framework and infrastructure for knowledge sharing is developed that allows comparison and sharing of personal knowledge resources to give rise to new common knowledge structuring and social learning. Ontologies for formal domain representation are combined with social tagging.

RESULTS ACHIEVED 
The following services – prototypes  have been developed, each of them functioning separately but also with a possibility of combining them:

- LEAPOS: learner positioning service
- CONSPECT: monitoring conceptual development
- POLYCAFE: chat and forum analysis and feedback
- PENSUM: analysis of written texts
- Common Semantic Framework: formal learning support system - formulation of a curriculum
- Annotation Tool:  semi-automatic annotation tool for teachers/tutors

The screen-casts, demos, guides and downloads of these services can be found on the project's website.

Coordinator Contact

Wolfgang GRELLER (Mr)

Coordinator

OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND

Address

Valkenburgerweg 177
6419 At Heerlen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 538 560

Administrative Contact

Jos Van den Broek (Mr)

Participants (11)

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 221 760

BIT MEDIA E-LEARNING SOLUTION GMBH AND CO KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 189 397

INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 173 088

INSTITUTE FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING OF THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 265 188

UNIVERSITE PIERRE MENDES FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 675

AURUS KENNIS- EN TRAININGSSYSTEMEN B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 166 320

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 324 504

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 274 560

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 186 310

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 309 242

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212578

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 743 741

  • EU contribution

    € 2 849 604

Coordinated by:

OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND

Netherlands