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Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning

Project description

Technology-Enhanced Learning

Immersive simulated environments for experiential learning are growing in popularity and will play a key role in tomorrow’s technologies for adult training. The major challenge is to effectively align the learning experience in the virtual environment with the ‘real-world’ context and ‘day-to-day’ job practice.

ImREAL provides a new class of cost effective adaptive systems adjusted to adult learners' needs:

  • pioneering a new psychologically and instructionally sound technological approach to seamlessly link the simulated learning experience and ‘real-world’ job-related experiences ;
  • developing a novel conceptual framework - augmented simulated experiential learning - where innovative adaptive services extend virtual environments by making a connection with the ‘real-world’; and,
  • delivering a new open framework of intelligent services which can be plugged into virtual environments to enhance self-regulated learning.

The ImREAL framework exploits and significantly extends advances in distributed architectures, context modelling, dialogic systems, semantic web, and ontological reasoning, and follows pedagogical models of adult self-regulated learning to deliver:

  • an evolving model of ‘real-world’ job activities, linked to storytelling and semantic content augmentation;
  • an extended model of the learner and context, aligning experiences in the simulated environment and the ‘real-world’; and,
  • affective meta-cognitive scaffolding to motivate and engage learners and promote self-reflection, self-evaluation and self-awareness.

In order to validate the conceptual framework, and examine the instructional value of the new technological solutions, ImREAL will implement an adaptive services demonstrator which will be trialled in a representative domain with high societal and economical importance:

Interpersonal Communication focusing on Multi-cultural Awareness.

User trials will examine how ImREAL improves the learners’ and trainers’ experiences. Specifically, learners can improve their interpersonal skills and abilities in order to set learning strategies and goals, while trainers can become aware of ‘real-world’ job practice and training needs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-5
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 839 002
Administrative Contact
Karen Steenson (Dr.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 323 330
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erwin Duschnig (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 351 930
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Koechel (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 449 718
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
EmpowerTheUser Ltd
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 410 630
Address
Castlemartin Avenue
Meath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Declan Dagger (Dr.)
IMAGINARY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 382 562
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 50
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Pannese (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 462 824
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Emons (Mr.)