Work Package 1. Project management and requirements analysis
The package aims are to establish the project organisation and management structure and to cover all the activities for monitoring and managing the project execution. It will also produce requirement analysis of the primary and secondary target groups to serve as a base for content and layout organisation of the surveys and analytical reports which will be produced during the project.
Work Package 2. Establishment and maintenance of knowledge management structure for the project
The work package aim is to ensure common methodological framework, coherency of the scientific principles, methods and techniques for producing the project results, and potential for international comparison. It will be achieved by applying appropriate knowledge management structures and procedures.
Work Package 3. Analysis of the specific learning needs in non-formal and informal ubiquitous learning process.
The aim of this work package is to reveal the specific learning needs of the main groups of potential users in non-formal and informal ubiquitous learning process. The analysis has to recognise the diversity of personal learning styles and behaviours in different contexts of non-formal and informal settings, taking into account socio-economic, competency and cultural factors.
Work Package 4. Surveys of pedagogical concepts, models and standards for ubiquitous learning through emerging technologies
The surveys will cover modern pedagogical concepts, models, standards and organisational forms appropriate for ubiquitous learning use of the emerging technologies (broadband Internet, interactive TV, 3G mobile platforms etc.) in any time and at any place - at home, in social venues, on the move, in school, university and workplace. They has to put an accent on the relationship between technology and learning, and especially on the current developments oriented to form the e-learning into a discipline in its own, rather than a technologically enhanced extension of traditional models of education. The pedagogical developments in e-learning are directed to create a theoretical framework that recognises the diversity of personal styles and behaviours in different social contexts and applications. The collection and analysis of research outcomes, experiments and practices will focus on the need for redefinition of the learning paradigms with new organisational, business and learning models, taking into account competency, cultural and motivational factors and socio-cognitive aspects. The surveys will observe new pedagogical frameworks which tend to lower the technological barriers for users, enabling them to exploit the potential of the available as well as of the emerging technologies.
Work Package 5. Surveys of research results, technologies and tools for ubiquitous learning applications
The surveys developed under this work package have to outline the technological framework of the ubiquitous learning - current research results and trial applications, as well as its future directions.
Work Package 6. Survey and analysis of the set of benchmarks and evaluation models of e-Learning effectiveness
The aim of this work package is to find out, collect and compare available national and European set of benchmarks and evaluation models of e-Learning effectiveness. They will be analysed in the context of specific features of e-learning for non-formal settings. The survey to be developed under this work package will reflect the indicators in use in various documents of the European Commission (European Employment Strategy, European Social Agenda, Communication on quality in work, materials of the Task Force on Measuring Lifelong Learning etc.).
Work Package 7. Analytical survey of ubiquitous web, interactive TV and mobile applications for technology supported learning with evaluation of their effectiveness and identification of best practice
The aim of this work package is to develop the final analytical survey of the project, which will integrate, update and generalise the developed analyses and conclusions inferred during the project, and will identify sample cases and best practices with evaluation of their effectiveness. The evaluation will apply the recommended in WP6 benchmarks and evaluation models.