ROLE - Responsive Open Learning Environments


European Commission, FP7, Leicester: EUR 497,420


February 2009 - January 2013


ROLE aims to deliver and validate prototypes of highly responsive technology-enhanced learning environments, offering breakthrough levels of effectiveness, flexibility, user-control and mass-individualisation. It will advance the state of the art of several related domains: human resource management; self-regulated and social learning; psycho-pedagogical theories for adaptive education; service composition and orchestration; ICI-enabled lifelong learning. ROLE offers personalisation in terms of content, navigation and the entire learning environment of which elements can be mashed up to generate new components and functionalities, which can be adapted by individual or collaborating learners to meet their specific needs. Users are thus empowered 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 technologies. A tool/service created by an individual can become a shared item of a pool accessible to all learners via the Internet. Results of ROLE will be disseminated to the targeted international markets in Higher Education and corporate training.


A Chatterjee, E Law, T Erlebach


Fraunhofer FIT, RWTH Aachen, TU Graz, KU Leuven, EPF Lausanne, etc.

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