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Workplan

Setting the Scene
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Semi-automatic metadata generation driven by Language Technology resources
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Enhancing eLearning with semantic knowledge
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Integration of the new functionalities in the ILIAS Learning Management System
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Validation of new functionalities in the ILIAS Learning Management System
Dissemination, transfer and broad take-up of programme results
Project management


WP1 - Setting the scene

WP leader: University AI. I. Cuza of Iasi

Objectives

The aim of this work package is to carry out preparatory work including collection and normalization of the learning material to be used in the project as well as to reach a common understanding of the relevant standards and procedures within the consortium.

Description of work

Deliverables

D1.1 (May 2006) IPR-cleared collection of learning object for the languages addressed in the project and guidelines for their annotation (at least 1000 pages per language).



WP2 - Semi-automatic metadata generation driven by Language Technology resources

WP leader: University of Tübingen

Objectives

The aim of this work package is to improve the retrieval and accessibility of content through the identification of the learning material by means of descriptive metadata. Language Technology and resources for the languages addressed in the project will be employed to develop functionalities which will facilitate the semi-automatic generation of metadata. The following functionalities will be implemented, documented and evaluated:

Description of work

Deliverables

D2.1. (May 2006 & November 2006), Linguistically and structurally annotated learning objects for the various languages.

D2.2 (November 2006 & November 2007 & May 2008) Documented keyword extractor (at least 1000 keywords) and report for its integration in any open source LMS, including ILIAS.

D2.3 (November 2006 & November 2007 & November 2008) Documented glossary candidate detector and report for its integration in any open source LMS, including ILIAS.



WP3 - Enhancing eLearning with semantic knowledge

WP leader: IPP, Bulgarian Academy of Science

Objectives

The aim of this work package is to enhance Learning Management Systems with semantic knowledge, that is ontologies, in order to improve the organization and the retrieval of the learning objects across languages. Special attention will be given to the languages of the New Member States and Associated Candidate Countries and to the language families represented in the consortium.

Ontologies will facilitate the construction of user specific courses, by semantic querying for topics of interests; will improve the creation of personalized content and will allow for decentralization and co-operation of content management as well as for multilingual retrieval.

Description of work

Deliverables

D3.1 (November 2006 & November 2007 & May 2008) Ontology of at least 1000 concepts and report for its integration within any open source LMS (including ILIAS).

D3.2 (November 2007 & May 2008) Development of all language vocabularies and annotated corpora, multilingual retrieval.



WP4 - Integration of the new functionalities in the ILIAS Learning Management System

WP leader: International Security Network, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Objectives

The aim of this work package is the integration of the new functionalities as well as ontology based retrieval into the ILIAS Learning Management System. However, documentation will be provided which will allow for the integration in other open source LMS, given the modularity of the new resources developed. Metadata annotation and ontology driven search and navigation will allow for individual content assemblance for learners as well as individual learning paths.

Description of work

Deliverables

D4.1 (November 2007 & May 2008) Integration of functionalities and ontologies into ILIAS and relative documentation for the integration into any open source Learning Management System (including ILIAS).



WP5 - Validation of new functionalities in the ILIAS Learning Management System

WP leader: Open University (England)

Objectives

The aim of this work package is to assess:

Description of work

Deliverables

D 5.1 (May 2007 & November 2007 & May 2008) Report on validation methodology which will include the development of the questionnaires and the setup of the experiments (May 2007) and their executions (November 2007, May 2008), an analytical comparison of foreseen use cases and actual uses by the sample group of users with respect both to the semi-automatic generation of metadata and the ontology based (multilingual) retrieval (November 2007, May 2008) and the conclusions (May 2008).



WP6 - Dissemination, transfer and broad take-up of programme results

WP Leader: Utrecht University

Objectives

The aim of this work package is to present and disseminate results of the project, to foster the transfer of knowledge and a broad take-up of programme results. The following groups will be the special targets:

Description of work

Deliverables

D6.1(May 2006) Dissemination plan and updates (Nov 2006, Nov 2007, May 2008).

D6.2 (May 2006) Exploitation plan and updates (Nov 2006, Nov 2007, May 2008).



WP7 - Project management

WP Leader: Utrecht University

Objectives

Overall management and coordination of the execution of the project including liaising between partners, liaising with the EC.

Description of work