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The development of a system for supporting the lifelong learner

de Freitas, Sara and Harrison, Ian and Magoulas, George and Mee, Adrian and Mohamad, Fitri and Oliver, Martin and Papamarkos, George and Poulovassilis, Alexandra (2006) The development of a system for supporting the lifelong learner. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (6). pp. 867-880. ISSN 0007-1013. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Given the rapidly changing skills needs of ‘post-industrial economies’, lifelong learning forms an integral part of government policy within the UK and abroad. However, like the UK, most economies are faced with the problem of how to reach those sections of the community that have traditionally not embraced learning and educational opportunities. In this paper, the development and evaluation of a system designed to address this problem is described. The Lifelong Learning in London for All (L4All) project has investigated the concept of ‘trails’ as a way of organising lifelong learning opportunities. The L4All pilot system combines a set of web services to provide the functionality needed to support this central idea. The development process was outlined, and the findings of an empirical study were used to confirm proof of concept.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article describes outcomes or the L4All reasearch funded project funded by JISC. It investigates the concept of 'trails' as a way of organisaing lifelong learning opportunities. The development processis outlined and the findings of the empirical study are used to confirm proof of concept.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 16:27
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:24
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