LifeLong Learning in London for All (L4All)
L4All has targeted the independent lifelong learner by creating a system that records and shares learning pathways and trails. L4All has created a portal that allows learners to access selected information and resources, plan their own learning pathways, and maintain and reflect upon their individual record of learning throughout their lives. The system allows learners to share their learning plans and pathways with other learners, in order to support collaborative learning and to formulate future learning goals and aspirations.
Tutors are able to publish recommended pathways through courses and modules, thereby facilitating progression into Higher Education (HE) and supporting career choices.
Personalised lifelong learning
L4All has provided an environment in which the lifelong learner can access quality-assured learning materials, personal development plans, learning pathways, personalised support for planning of learning, and facilitate increased reflection upon learning. To this end, the project has aimed to develop a pilot that provides:
a Web Portal that provides information on Work-Based Learning (WBL), Further Education (FE) and HE courses and modules available to learners in the London region;
personalised support in planning and reflecting on personal development and lifelong learning activities;
advice on learning and personal development pathways;
support in designing and maintaining personal learning and development plans;
a forum for learners to share information and collaborate with peers and tutors.
Benefiting the learning community
L4All has developed and tested new tools and approaches for personalising learner pathways for lifelong learners, identifying and supporting progression between different learning providers and providing a range of technical and user-based specifications and guidelines for integrating tools for supported e-learning. The pilot has potential benefits for all our stakeholders: the JISC community, post-16 recruitment departments, previously excluded learners, and existing lifelong learners. These benefits include the development of a service for lifelong learners, the potential for increased recruitment to post-compulsory education institutions, and new pathways for access to learning. These benefits will help development, embedding and uptake of dedicated e-learning tools and projects across the stakeholder community, supporting further development and providing outputs that can be disseminated amongst the community.