Primary Scientific and Technological Objectives
- To identify and help demonstrate how a Learning
Grid will allow a European-wide exploitation of key skills
and address the lifelong learning needs of citizens in the
modern volatile European market.
- To facilitate the cross-disciplinary investigation
of technological, pedagogic and legislative issues underpinning
the creation and establishment of a European Learning Grid.
- To facilitate the definition of Learning
Grid toolkits and design methodologies, while supporting
the emergence of pedagogic paradigms based on the utilisation
of GRID technologies.
- To co-ordinate a wide-scale validation through
the adoption of new learning paradigms based on experimentation
(learning by doing) through the access to real world, real
time data sets (e.g. stock market or meteorology data),
virtual laboratories, and virtual scientific experiments
- To facilitate the integration of the best
European leading research Learning & Training solutions
and digital resources into Learning Portals.
- To facilitate the harmonisation of regulatory
and legislative frameworks and facilitate their evolution
so as to support the fast take-up of emerging Grid-aware
solutions for e-Learning.
- To prepare the ground for the standardisation
of emerging Grid-aware solutions for e-Learning by submitting
recommendations to the appropriate standardisation bodies.
LeGE-WG will provide the consortium partners
and the wider research community with the common background
necessary for advancing toward an in-depth understanding of
the offerings and challenges associated with the application
of Grid computing for Learning & Training. This will lead
to the definition of a number of closely interacting research,
development and demonstration projects focusing in different
aspects of European Learning Grid, from complementary perspectives.
In particular, LeGE-WG is intended to prepare the ground for
in-depth research activities through a series of preparatory
actions, which includ the establishment of an information
portal with up-to-date information about the latest research
developments towards a European Learning Grid, regular working
group meetings in conjunction with targeted workshops, and
the organisation of international workshops where experts
from non-EU countries will also be invited to lecture and
participate. To prepare a bridge toward FP6. LeGE-WG operates
as a large European-wide network of Actors that are able to
validate, exploit and disseminate project results to more
than 100,000 users (over 20 partners among Universities, Schools,
Research Centre, Enterprises and Public Administrations in
10 EU and NAS countries).