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SeLeNe : Self e-Learning Networks

The SeLeNe project is organising the

The SeLeNe project is organising the

Metadata Management in Grid and P2P systems (MMGPS) - Models, Services and Architectures
16th December 2003, Senate House, University of London

If you wish to attend the workshop, please complete the registration form and return it to: George Papamarkos at gpapa05@dcs.bbk.ac.uk


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, sharing 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 (IST-2001-39045) is a one-year Accompanying Measure funded by EU FP5, running from 1st November 2002 to 31st October 2003. The project falls into action line V.1.9 CPA9 of the IST 2002 Work Programme, and is 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. The project is conducting a feasibility study of using Semantic Web technology for syndicating knowledge-intensive resources (such as learning objects) and for creating personalized views over such a Knowledge Grid.

The 5 project partners are:

SeLeNe has 3 main objectives, each of which is being addressed by one Workpackage:

Novel Features of SeLeNe include: