FP7 ICT project IntelLEO (2009 – 2012): Intelligent Learning in Extended Organisations
The project IntelLEO aims to explore supportive technologies for learning and knowledge
building activities of learners in Intelligent Learning Extended Organisations (IntelLEO). An IntelLEO represents a community that emerges as a temporal integration of two or more different business and educational communities and organisational cultures (industrial, research and educational) and leverages innovative ICT technologies to support successful knowledge sharing. The objective is to explore how the responsiveness of the learning environments in an IntelLEO can be radically enhanced by a synergy between services for efficient management of collaborative knowledge building activities and the harmonisation of individual and organisational goals.
From a technical point of view the project develops an innovative ontological framework for learning context representation, as well as a set of Core Services supporting the:
- Management of social interactions and competencies in extended organisation,
- Sharing and annotating the knowledge assets,
- Documenting and analysing the learning paths for individuals and groups,
- Scaffolding of the learning process of individuals in accordance with organisation objectives and policy.
FP7 SIS project S-TEAM (2009 – 2012): Science Teacher Education Advanced Methods
S-TEAM is a Seventh Framework Programme Science-in-Society project, funded by the EU, which aims to disseminate inquiry-based science teaching methods (IBST) to the widest possible range of teachers and teacher educators across Europe and associated countries.
The three main objectives of the S-TEAM Project are:
- To improve motivation, learning and pupil attitudes in European science education, resulting in increased scientific literacy and recruitment to science-based careers, by:
- Enabling large numbers of teachers to adopt inquiry-based and other proven methods for more effective science teaching by:
- Supporting teachers by providing training in, and access to, innovative methods and research-based knowledge.
The main areas of science teaching supported by S-TEAM include: argumentation, collaborative curriculum development, dialogic teaching, pupil motivation, teaching for scientific literacy, video-based resources in science teacher education.
Targeted Research Grant SF0130159s08 (2008-2013): E-learning systems with distributed architecture, their interoperability and models of application
The goal of the project is to develop an integrated learning process and learning environment design model which would support self-directed learning in distributed e-learning environments, and that makes use of the technical opportunities of Web 2.0. Due to the nature of the goals of the study the methodological approach originates from the design-based research: intertwined development of learning environments and learning design theories; repeated and spiral cycles of design, development based on analysis and evaluation; development of learning design theories that support practical applications, authentic design. Secondly, the principles of action research will be used. The research will consist of three cycles: 1) Development of a pedagogical pattern language; 2) Development of design principles of integrated learning environment and learning process; 3) Development of application models and prototypes of a distributed e-learning environment.