| Funded projects
Persuasive Learning Objects and Technologies for Lifelong Learning in Europe
The project is worth 500,000 Euros. A key part of this project is further developing and using GLO Maker. The project is led by Janet Finlay at Leeds Metropolitan University, with partners in four European countries. EuroPLOT will extend GLO Maker by adding “persuasive learning patterns” and new components and activities. We will use these tools to create and then repurpose learning resources in four subject areas: language learning, environmental science, business computing and archival studies. The project will then evaluate the impact of the persuasive learning objects on learner engagement. The project started on November 1 2010.
Continuous Social Learning in Knowledge Networks
MATURE is an EC Framework 7 Larger-Scale Integrated Project. It is part of the call ICT-2007.4.1 (Digital Libraries and Technology-Enhanced Learning). MATURE investigates continuous social learning in knowledge networks. LTRI have been awarded circa £360,000 over 4 years, within a total project award of 9 million Euros. LTRI is part of a 13 partner consortium, of which the scientific co-ordinator of the project is Universität Karlsruhe in Germany. More about this project.
mobile Learning Manager
LTRI is a partner in the EC-funded project mLeMan. This Leonardo da Vinci project is led by Plovdiv University in Bulgaria and has a total budget of 475,351 euro. The total budget for LTRI is 84,731 euro. John Cook leads for LTRI, and Carl Smith will also work on the project. Other mLeMan partners are from Ireland, Italy, Austria and Bulgaria. mLeMan started October 1 2010 and runs for 24 Months.
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SoMobNet (Social Mobile Network to Enhance Community Building for Adults’ Informal Learning) is a capacity building network. Partners include Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), Institute of Education (UK), Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Universität Bremen (Germany), Attiko Vocational Training Center (Greece) and LTRI (headed by John Cook). STELLAR (an existing project under FP7) funds this work, see: http://www.itd.cnr.it/page.php?ID=TT_CALL_IIROUND&FlagSelected=en
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A User-oriented Planner for Learning Analysis and Design
A project funded by JISC through the Design for Learning Programme. The project was led by Professor Diana Laurillard at the Institute of Education (London Knowledge Lab). The result is the London Pedagogy Planner, a prototype tool for creating learning designs. The project ran from May 2006 to February 2008.
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by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), LTRI lead
this project, and collaborated with UK OU and the University of Southampton.
We were awarded £107k
to develop a ‘next generation’ eLearning tool for educational
argumentation. The project
builds on an existing prototype, and created an environment
to manage dialogue exercises that can be adapted to particular educational
contexts. More about
This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, has explored
different ways of re-exhibiting art objects virtually. This will ultimately
help the remote scholar in their studies, the disabled person who cannot
access the work itself, or the art lover or historian who can’t travel to
see the work. The project has fully specified the systems design and implemented
a first prototype of the ARTyFACTS Learning
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ASTER project external evaluation
LTRI staff and Martin Oliver from UCL undertook the external evaluation
of the ASTER project during 2001. Funded by HEFCE under Phase III of the
TLTP Programme, the project aimed to establish, validate and disseminate
a corpus of good practice and expertise on the use of ICT for small-group
teaching. The consortium comprised the Universities of York, Oxford, Surrey
and University College, Northampton. For more information about the project
Blended Learning 4 Academic Competence and Critical Enquiry.
LTRI has a consultancy role in a £25,000 JISC bid awarded to Thames Valley University that includes reusing and repurposing learning objects developed by the RLO-CETL. The project runs for one year from March 2008. More about this project.
Case studies in e-Learning practice
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). LTRI led
the project, in collaboration with the Western Colleges Consortium,
was awarded £25,000. The full title is ‘Case studies
in e-Learning practice to support the e-Learning and pedagogy programme’.
This project has played a key role in shaping the direction of JISC's ‘e-Learning
and pedagogy programme’ through working closely with other
projects and the JISC Committee for Teaching and Learning (JCLT). More about this project.
CETL in Reusable Learning Objects
Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in Reusable Learning Objects, funded by HEFCE. The CETL was a collaboration between London Metropolitan University, Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham, and was awarded £3 million over five years. More about this project. http://www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk/
Using wireless technologies for context sensitive education and training.
A project funded by the EUs Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme. The 2 year project involved a European-wide consortium headed by Ericsson Education Ireland, with Giunti Labs, ECLO, Plovdiv University and Corvinno. John Cook led the LTRI team that also included Claire Bradley and Carl Smith.
The project ran from January 1 2008 to December 2009. More about this project.
Digital dialogue games for inclusive and personalised learning
A project being funded by JISC, full title ‘Cross-institutional implementation and evaluation of digital dialogue games for inclusive and personalised learning’. The project is a continuation of the digital dialogue game/InterLoc project work. It is worth £199,737 and being led by us at LTRI with partners at Exeter, OU, Queen Mary (University of London) and Teesside. The project is funded through the “JISC Capital Programme: Cross-institutional use of e-learning to support lifelong learners” programme. More about this project.
A HEFCE funded TLTP Phase III project that developed and tested a professional
development framework for the effective embedding of ICT into mainstream
teaching. This is now recognised under the SEDA Professional Development
framework. The project had a total budget of £291,000, of which £39,800
was direct income to LTRI. More
about this project.
eLearning for Python Programming
This project began in April 2004, and was funded by the University's Internal Development Fund. It builds on the work and outcomes from the Learning Objects for Introductory Programming project, by extending this work to the extended degree programming module. More about this project.
ESCalate - Balancing the demands of in-school placement with out-of-school study
LTRI is working with Anglia Ruskin University on this small project funded by ESCalate (the national subject centre for Education). The project aims to explore the affordances of mobile technologies to support students writing their postgraduate projects when they are in a placement setting. We will post key readings onto the course VLE, and engage the students via txttools, a medium for both sending and receiving SMS messages. These key readings and supported ‘chat via text’ will focus on very short bursts of information over a 24 hour period, aimed to support student writing over the period. Thus the students will have the opportunity for critical engagement with their peers and tutors at key points on their placement experience and scaffold the preparation of their academic work. More about this project. More info about ESCalate: http://escalate.ac.uk/
A 1,404,000 Euro bid from the EU joint
call on Educational Multimedia. The project involved the development,
uptake and evaluation of an extranet and multimedia toolkit to support
teachers learning about multimedia, and to help them incorporate multimedia
tools into their lessons. More about
A HEFCE funded TLTP Phase III project, involving the creation of an online
database containing information on the use of web-based learning environments.
The total FOCUS budget was £180,000, of which £37,150 was direct income
to LTRI. More about this project.
HE Academy Subject Centre for Information
and Computer Sciences
One of the 24 Subject Centres funded through the Higher Education
Academy. Tom Boyle was the Assistant Director with responsibility for
pedagogy. This provided a position of national pedagogical leadership
for the LTRI. The centre covers all Computing and Library Sciences departments
in higher education across the UK. More about this project.
InterLoc is an e-learning tool supporting digital dialogue games in education. It incorporates an environment which supports a multi-phased activity and structures the dialogue interaction in ways that lead to more ‘reasoned’ discussion and debate. Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). More about this project.
LifeLong Learning in London for All
This project is funded through the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), as part of its call for ‘Regional e-Learning pilot projects around distributed e-Learning’. LTRI is part of a consortium lead by Birkbeck, and includes a number of London Universities, Colleges of
Further Education and Learning Centres.
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Learning Design Support Environment (LDSE) for Lecturers
A project funded by TLRP/ESRC/EPSRC, from September 2008 to August 2011, and led by Professor Diana Laurillard at the London Knowledge Lab. The main focus is to discover how to use digital technologies to support teachers in designing effective technology-enhanced learning (TEL). It continues work undertaken by the JISC-funded project ‘A User-oriented Planner for Learning Analysis and Design’. More about this project.
In Process (LIP)
LTRI was part of a European consortium for this EU Framework 5 project.
The project aimed to build the next generation of an integrated set of e-learning
objects that support a highly contextualised, collaborative learning-in-process
environment for knowledge intensive companies. LTRI's role in the project was
to lead the Evaluation work package. The project was worth £38k (60,000
Euros) to LTRI. More about
Learning Objects for Introductory Programming
This project began in the Spring of 2002. It has developed a set of learning
objects for introductory programming in Java. These learning objects
were developed to meet the twin criteria of pedagogical effectiveness,
and reusability. They have been used and evaluated in a large study
involving over 1,000 students at two higher education institutes. The
learning objects won a European Academic Software Award (EASA) in 2004. More about this project and examples of the learning objects: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/ltri/learningobjects/index.htm
Management Connections Online Modules
produced two of the online modules for Management Connections Online,
on ‘Communicating for Productivity’ and ‘Internet Publication’.
This project aimed to make ICT skills and awareness training central
to the pivotal role middle managers play as cultural change agents in
HEIs. The project partners are the Universities of Abertay, Dundee, St
Andrews and Middlesex. For more information about the project see: http://learn5.tay.ac.uk/manconns/
Notemaking on the Move
Funded by London Met's SWAP fund (Supporting Writing for Assessment Purposes), supported by the WriteNow and Learnhigher CETLs and the Centre for Academic Professional Development, with a grant of £2,000. Carl Smith was awarded the funding to create a version of the note-maker learning object for mobile phones.
PDCD Science: Developing a periphery driven curriculum development model for school science. The project will work with experienced and trainee science teachers and identify potential areas of curriculum development that could incorporate active learning environments, including ICT, to enrich learning. The project is funded by the EUs Socrates-Minerva Programme, beginning in September 2001 for 3 years.
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Students use of Mobile Phones for Studying and Note Making
Funded by London Met's SWAP fund (Supporting Writing for Assessment Purposes), supported by the WriteNow and Learnhigher CETLs and the Centre for Academic Professional Development, with a grant of £2,000. Claire Bradley and Dr Debbie Holley were awarded the funding to look at how students are using their mobile phones for studying and note making. A questionnaire of mobile phone use was followed up by interviews and case studies of use. More about this project.
of UK Online Centres
A joint project with the British Educational and Communications Technology
Association (Becta), and part of the DfES-funded Metadata for Community
Content project. The study looked at how networked community learning
centres function and support informal learning within their community.
LTRI received £30k for the study. More
about this project.
Teaching Company Scheme: IGEM (the Institution
of Gas Engineers and Managers)
A two-year project that started in July 2001. An associate of the University
worked in the company full time, and we provided consultancy and expertise
in developing an integrated electronic service for IGEMs members using
ICT. The project brought funding of £98,500, of which 40% was provided
by IGEM and the remainder provided through the Teaching Company Scheme
grant. More about this project.
Company Scheme: Screen-to-Screen
£67k (total £173k) from the Teaching Company Scheme. This project produced
award-winning commercial multimedia software. The second phase of the
project involves using interactive multimedia to promote the employability
of students at the university.
Training in Innovation and Supply Chain Management was an EU ADAPT project.
The project involved the creation of a virtual university structure, and
the development and delivery of modules on Supply Chain Management to
learners in the workplace within SMEs. The project involved £1,581,075
of European funding, of which £102,000 went
to LTRI. More
about this project.
Violence in Schools - Intelligence on the Net: Archives of Resources for
Youngsters (VISIONARY) was a collaborative project of 5 European partners
supporting violence prevention in schools. LTRI led the design and facilitation
of the interactive web-based discussion platforms. It was funded through
the EU Socrates-Minerva Programme from February 2001 to February 2003.
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