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									     Technology Supported Learning
      Results and perspectives for cooperative

     Radoslav Pavlov                 Danail Dochev
     Institute of Mathematics        Institute of Information
     and Informatics – BAS           Technologies – BAS       

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                   Ubiquitous Learning
   „Ubiquitous learning‟ paradigm – personalised
   life-long learning for all, anywhere, anytime.
   Its implementation needs developments aiming
   at time-independent interactive access to
   broadband training information at educational
   institution, at home or on the move, i.e. work on
   intelligent user interfaces and technology-
   supported learning, exploiting the potential of
   ambient intelligence technologies and enabling
   ubiquitous, interactive, personalised and tailored
   access to knowledge.
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 The network learning technologies
provide more powerful opportunities for organising
  teaching and learning in a new phenomenon:
  network-mediated online collaborative learning
  environment. Its conceptual framework includes
  the following key features:
• group communication (many-to-many),
• anyplace (place independence),
• anytime (time independence),
• multimedia-based,
• computer-mediated communication.
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            Virtual University/Campus

   A paradigm for Web-based networked collaborative
   online learning environment, customised for post-
   secondary and/or workplace education. As a course
   management system it provides a framework for
   designing, delivering and managing individual
   courses or whole programs.

   Flexible learning technologies: learning-by-doing,
   collaborative and group learning, individualised
   learning, project-based learning.

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        Virtual University main modules
• Virtual training centre - ensures the systematic
  learning/teaching process, qualification courses and skill
• Virtual electronic publishing enterprise with authors
• Virtual library/repository - dataware house for reusable
  multimedia learning materials,
• Public relations department - information mediator for
  the users (admission advisers, carrier advisers,
  employing consultants etc.),
• University management unit, organising administrative
  activities, document management etc.

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            VIRTUAL CAMPUS
  Network-mediated online collaborative learning
  environment with:
• Interactive use of multimedia courseware, allowing
   individualised feedback and discussion.
• Extensive use of learning-by-doing approach,
   incorporating practical work in the learning process.
• Extensive use and re-use of distributed multimedia
• Versatility of courseware composition for fast update and
   modernisation of educational content.
• Modular and open-system organisation.
• Intelligent assistance in information handling.
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   Discussions and collaboration in the learning process
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                                    E C PROJECT - PL 961060

                 Advanced Multimedia-System
               Architectures and Applications for
                    Educational Telematics

      Technical University of Crete
      Institute of Information Technologies – BAS
      Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS
      Computer and Automation Research Institute – HAS
      Maison des Sciences de l`Homme – Paris
      Vienna University – Computer Centre
      University of Coimbra Center of Excellence
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                   Main actors in AKV
• Learner – transfers the information into knowledge. S/he
  uses the courseware from the distributed repository acting
  as learning scripts navigator, repository resources explorer,
  self-evaluator of personal assessments, participant in
  collaborative forms of learning.
• Trainer/advisor - assists the learners in the educational
  process, acting as producer of diagnoses, mentor,
  assignment evaluator, coach.
• Manager – manages the actors and events in the
  educational process, acting as planner, decision maker,
  supervisor, team or group organiser.
• Mediator (information broker) – facilitates the navigation of
  the other participants, acting as information communicator,
  user profiles producer etc.

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                   services of the
                        AKV :

                                                   The AKV’s students’ registration « hall »,
                                                   The AKV’s distant learning centres « hall »,
Course Delivery                                    The AKV’s central catalogue of proposed courses,
                                                   The AKV’s central digital library/mediatheque,
                                                   The AKV’s central calendar of events « kiosk »,
  Information Material                             The students’ AKV services « house »,
                                                   The virtual collegium of AKV’s responsibles and
   Student Assesments :                            The AKV’s Internet services « hall ».
 exercises, exams, projects

Discussion forum                            Standard services of the ARCHIMED training
                                            centre (on-line interactive learning and teaching

    Course specific announcements
                                             Messaging system
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             A K V virtual spaces /1/

                   Learning space
  It integrates the educational activities of learners
  and teachers around the offered distant learning
  courses. The learners use interactively the
  produced courses and courseware modules,
  execute the tests and assessments, exchange
  information (questions/ results) with the
  instructor and with other students. The teacher
  monitors the teaching process by offline/online
  connection with the learners.
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          A K V virtual spaces /2/
                   Information space
   The core element is the courseware repository,
   containing pedagogical resources - courses,
   courseware modules and documents, used as
   courseware building blocks. The repository
   includes user catalogue applying educational
   metadata (LOM standard). Local sections
   contain materials of finished/on-going tests,
   assessments, projects

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          A K V virtual spaces /3/
                   Author’s space

   Supports all AKV activities of the authors of
   multimedia educational materials. Its main part
   are the virtual author studia, that constitutes the
   global publishing environment covering the
   methods, services and tools for construction,
   publishing and delivery of courseware materials.

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          A K V virtual spaces /4/
                   Administrative space
   It organises two groups of administrative
   activities in the AKV: 1/ management of the
   learning/teaching/authoring processes with
   registration of learners, teachers and authors,
   2/ managing the appropriate access rights;
   management of the AKV information
   resources, including further development of
   the AKV sites.
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    Pilot implementation of AKV
    It organise distant training centres which integrate a set
    of methods, services and tools assuring a self-paced
    and/or remotely monitored learning in a given knowledge
    field using the available courseware materials and the
    pedagogical interactivity between a teacher and a
    student. Two types of AKV distant training centres:
•    Intranet-based distant training centre, build upon a
    local computer network of an institution in Client-Server
    mode and accessed also through remote terminals.
• Internet-based distant training centre, applying
  database management system and standard Internet

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   AKV basic multimedia courses

• Human-computer interaction (TUC – GR)
• Hypermedia (SZTAKI – HU)
• Authoring computer graphics with two
  different modules (IMI – BG)
• Authoring 2D animation (IMI – BG)
• TV and film language (IIT – BG)
   (for undergraduate and graduate curricula)
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         User evaluation of AKV
    Results reported in student questionnaires and in approbation
    protocols by the lecturers:
•   Stable work in the client-server configuration.
•   Multimedia courseware was presented without problems and
    with affordable speed.
•   The students were satisfied in general with the AKV interface
    and had no problems to handle the material (some students
    requested more functional information).
•   The learning-by-doing approach was evaluated positively by
    all students as more stimulating than the lecture-centred
•   The use of AKV authors‟ studio for authoring multimedia
    courseware facilitates the module development, though more
    lecture scenarios were claimed desirable, especially by IT
    specialists acting as lecturers/authors.

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                   Publications /1/
1. Pavlov R.(2002) Towards the Virtual University. Proc.
   Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian
   Mathematicians, 3-5 April, 2002 (Invited paper).
2. Yoshinov, R., D. Dochev, R. Pavlov (2001) Archimed
   Knowledge Village - Development And Approbation Of
   A Distributed Learning Environment. “Cybernetics and
   Information Technologies”, Vol. 1, 2001, No 1, pp 41-47.
3. Dochev D., I. Koprinska, R. Pavlov (2000) Multimedia
   Data Management – Characteristics and Requirements.
   "Problems of Engineering Cybernetics and Robotics",
   No. 49, 2000, Sofia, pp. 29-42.
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                   Publications /2/

4.Dochev D., R. Pavlov, R. Yoshinov (2000) An Open
  Distributed Computer Environment for Educational
  Telematics. Proc. of the EDEN Fourth Open Classroom
  Conference, Barcelona, 20-21 Nov. 2000, pp.247-252.
5. Dochev D., R. Pavlov, R. Yoshinov (1999) On the
   Functionality of Distributed Multimedia-System
   Architecture for Educational Applications. Proc. of
   "Computer graphics and Visualization in Education" -
   GVE'99, Coimbra, 3-5 July 1999, pp. 117- 121.

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       Towards new applications for
          Ubiquitous Learning
   “eLearning community should explore the innovative use
   of simple readily available technologies (e.g. TV or
   mobile phones) as well as advanced computer-based
   systems. The R&D should allow the users to build on
   what they have access to (a mobile device, interactive
   TV or a high-performance system with broadband
   connectivity) in order to create personalised learning
                   Report on “New research challenges for
                   technology supported learning”, Nov. 2001

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    Research into generic issues
• Adaptive environments, tailored to individual
  learners‟ contexts, knowledge and needs.
• Just-in-time learning delivered away from the
  immediate place, with the ability to learn on- or
  off-line at the learner‟s convenience.
• Integration of learning with company and
  business procedures.
• P2P learning in self-organised learning

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     Research into Technologies

• Effective and innovative use of available
  technologies as interactive TV and PDAs.
• Smart software, agent technology and ambient
  intelligence technologies for eLearning.
• Cognitive science, cognitive mapping and
  artificial intelligence technologies.
• Data filtering and workflow management

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    Research into Software tools
• Software tools for production and presentation of
  teaching material, more sophisticated
  information retrieval, searching and synthesis.
• Semantic Web technologies and interoperable
  ontologies, including models and tools for
  eLearning semantics.
• Standard abstract architectural models and
  related XML protocols for eLearning.
• Improved learning object metadata for
  operational management of learning
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R&D oriented to eLearning applications
   for specific groups/purposes /1/
  Development of open distributed environment for on-the-
  job e-training in SMEs - Leonardo II project ADONIS:
  On-The-Job e-Training Solutions in e-Business for
  SMEs (2002-2003), aimed at:
• incorporation of e-learning techniques in the on-the-job
  training activities;
• cost-effective personalised in-company training for e-
• innovative learning content supporting development of
  new business models and SME behaviour for successful
  transition towards European networked economy.
    Partners: JvNeuman Comp. Society (HU), MTA SZTAKI (HU);
    IIT (BG), IMI (BG); FINSA (I); TUC (GR), MSC (GR).

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R&D oriented to eLearning applications
   for specific groups/purposes /2/
    Basic result - development of ADONIS open distributed
    environment for on-the-job e-training in SMEs with four local
    centres of expertise, providing training in tools and services for:
•   SME as information supplier - templates for web site
    construction, electronic publishing tools for the publishing of
    internal, "business-to-business" and client-oriented documents
    (catalogues, advertising), tools and services for SMEs web
•   SME as information receiver within the regional context
    (databases for archiving information, user profiling tools, library
    of specialised information, search engines and agents).
•   SME as information exchanger (messaging tools, cooperation
    tools and services).
•   Catalysing SME e-business activities (business plans, business
    models, e-commerce).
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R&D oriented to eLearning applications
   for specific groups/purposes /3/
FP5 IST proposal for trial (February 2002)
   AGORA: Advanced “Go Digital”
   Support Network For e-Learning and
   Reference Activities
KAII “New methods of work and e-commerce”
Action line IST2002 - II.1.3 “Adressing eEurope
  and eEurope+ objectives”
Partners: TUC (GR), Chania Chamber of Commerce (GR);

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R&D oriented to eLearning applications
   for specific groups/purposes /4/
  Main objective of AGORA:
• to create an advanced “go digital” support network for e-
  learning and reference activities to foster innovations
  and catalyse e-Economy success factors for the virtual
  communities of SMEs in Tourism and Cultural Industry.
• to develop Internet-based environment covering SMEs
  specific training and consulting needs for successful e-
  Business and e-Work.
The environment will be implemented through integration,
  customisation, deployment and dissemination of the
  training platforms, methodologies and services
  developed and tested under the completed EC projects
  Net_Quality and ARCHIMED, exploiting their synergies.

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          R&D oriented to Ubiquitous
           Learning Technologies /1/
   Leonardo II pre-proposal “New Media
   Knowledge Village for Innovative e-Learning
   Solutions – KNOSOS” (January 2002).
   Aim: to create a network of virtual training and
   resource centres of expertise for development of
   competence in integrated web and digital TV
   Anytime-Anywhere technologies.
   Partners: TUC, Hellenic Broadcasting Co (GR); IIT (BG),
   Eurotelematika, Balkan Multimedia Centre (BG);
   Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (F); Kurt Computer,

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          R&D oriented to Ubiquitous
           Learning Technologies /2/
                   Expected results (KNOSOS):
1/ New Media Knowledge Village, containing local centres
   of expertise in the form of applied software systems.
2/ Methods for pedagogical use of integrated web and
   interactive TV technologies.
3/ Distributed repository (multimedia database) of
   information resources and re-usable training materials in
   the field of integrated web- and digital TV technologies.
4/ Curricula in the field of digital TV technologies for
   professionals and/or students with various backgrounds
   and different training levels.

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    Raising Public Awareness of New
   Applications for Ubiquitous Learning
   There is a need “to help European citizens to understand
   better both the beneficial impact of Ubiquitous Learning
   on their day-to-day lives as well as limitations and
   possible implications of research and technological
   Call for proposals for indirect RTD actions under the
   programme “Improving the human research
   potential…” (15/01/2002) “Raising public
   awareness of science and technology”
   Thematic network for raising public awareness
   of new applications for technology supported
   learning (under discussion).

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