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RESPONSIVE OPEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning 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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 708 395
Administrative Contact
Martin Wolpers (Dr.)

Participants (15)

ZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE INNOVATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 441 520
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margit Hofer (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 427 160
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erwin Duschnig (Dr.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 469 550
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gustaf Neumann (Prof.)
U&I Learning NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 156 548
Address
Molenaarsstraat
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danny De Witte (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 480 904
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 446 600
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denis Gillet (Dr.)
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lanzi Mi (Ms.)
IMC INFORMATION MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 657 110
Address
Uni Campus Nord
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Koch (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 453 000
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hartmut Sonnet (Mr.)
FESTO LERNZENTRUM SAAR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 589
Address
Obere Kaiserstrasse
66386 Sankt Ingbert
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Werkle (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 467 157
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 431 498
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mia Lindegren (Ms.)
THE BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR LEARNINGAND DEVELOPMENT LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 311
Address
Trym Lodge\nhenbury Road\nwestbury On Trym
BS9 3HQ Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Wills (Ms.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 493 838
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Whild (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 497 420
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Singer (Ms.)