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SeLeNe : Self e-Learning Networks

Life-long learning and the knowledge economy have brought about the need to support a broad and diverse community of learners throughout their lifetimes. These learners are geographically distributed and highly heterogeneous in their educational backgrounds and learning needs. The number of learning resources available on the Web is continuously increasing, thus indicating the Web's enormous potential as a significant resource of educational material both for learners and instructors.

The SeLeNe project aims to elaborate new educational metaphors and tools in order to facilitate the formation of learning communities that require world-wide discovery and assimilation of knowledge. To realize this vision, SeLeNe is relying on semantic metadata describing educational material. SeLeNe offers advanced services for the discovery and sharing of learning resources, facilitating a syndicated and personalised access to such resources. These resources may be seen as the modern equivalent of textbooks, comprising rich composition structures, "how to read" prerequisite paths, subject indices, and detailed learning objectives.

The SeLeNe project was funded as an EU FP5 Accompanying Measure (IST-2001-39045) running from 1st November 2002 to 31st January 2004. This project was part of action line V.1.9 CPA9 of the IST 2002 Work Programme, contributing to the objectives of Information and Knowledge Grids by allowing access to widespread information and knowledge, with e-Learning as the test-bed application. We conducted a feasibility study into using Semantic Web technology for syndicating knowledge-intensive resources (such as learning objects) and for creating personalized views over such a Knowledge Grid.

The project had 3 main objectives , each addressed by one Workpackage:

Novel features of this research include:

Key transferable outcomes of the SeLeNe project are as follows (see Deliverable 7 for a more detailed analysis of these transferable outcomes):

After the formal end of the project, research has continued in several of the above directions.

The Project Partners are: