ltfll project full details
Timeline:01 Jun 2009 - 28 Feb 2011
Language Technology for Lifelong Learning
LTfLL aims at creating the next-generation support and advisory services that enhance individual and collaborative competence building and knowledge creation in educational and organisational settings. The project therefore combines natural language processing technologies with cognitive models in these services.
Current Position of the Learner
Appreciation of learner requirements leading to better advice on study plans and selection of study resources. Services will offer semi-automatic analysis and comparison of learner portfolios to the domain knowledge and continuous modelling and measurement of conceptual development.
Support & Feedback
Progress monitoring based on learning activities rather than on formal assessments to advice appropriate activities for further competence building. Services are developed based on analysis of the interactions of students -- using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Network Analysis (SNA) -- and textual output of students -- with the help of Latent Semantic Analysis and other NLP techniques.
Social & Informal Learning
A knowledge sharing infrastructure is construed that allows for the co-construction of knowledge in social and informal learning. It facilitates comparing and sharing private knowledge to give rise to new common knowledge. Ontologies for formal domain representation are combined with social tagging.
- Open Universiteit Nederland
- Universiteit Utrecht
- Eberhard Karls Universität
- Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
- Université Pierre Mendès
- Politehnica University of Bucharest
- Aurus Kennis-en Trainingssystemen BV
- The University of Manchester
- Institute for parallel processing of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- bit media e-Learning solution GMBH and CO KG
Wild, F., Haley, D. and Buelow, K. (2011) Using Latent-Semantic Analysis and Network Analysis for Monitoring Conceptual Development, Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics, 26, 1, pp. 9-21, Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie & Computerlinguistik (GSCL)
Dessus, P., (2011) Un environnement personnel d'apprentissage évaluant des distances épistémiques et dialogiques, Distances et savoirs, 9, 4, pp. 473-492, CNED
Smithies, A., Braidman, I., Berlanga, A., Haley, D. and Wild, F. (2010) Using Language Technologies to support individual formative feedback, 9th European Conference on e-Learning, Porto, Portugal Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on e-Learning
Berlanga, A., Smithies, A., Braidman, I. and Wild, F. (2010) Monitoring Conceptual Development with Text Mining Technologies: CONSPECT, ICL 2010, Hasselt, Belgium
Wild, F., (eds.) (2010) Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Mashup Personal Learning Environments. In conjunction with the 5th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL'10): Sustaining TEL, 638, CEUR-WS, Sun SITE Central Europe