ERIC Number: EJ746077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: 34
The Development of a System for Supporting the Lifelong Learner
de Freitas, Sara; Harrison, Ian; Magoulas, George; Mee, Adrian; Mohamad, Fitri; Oliver, Martin; Papamarkos, George; Poulovassilis, Alexandra
British Journal of Educational Technology, v37 n6 p867-880 Nov 2006
Given the rapidly changing skills needs of post-industrial economies, lifelong learning forms an integral part of government policy within the UK and abroad. However, like the UK, most economies are faced with the problem of how to reach those sections of the community that have traditionally not embraced learning and educational opportunities. In this paper, the development and evaluation of a system designed to address this problem is described. The Lifelong Learning in London for All (L4All) project has investigated the concept of trails as a way of organising lifelong learning opportunities. The L4All pilot system combines a set of web services to provide the functionality needed to support this central idea. The development process was outlined, and the findings of an empirical study were used to confirm proof of concept.
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Educational Opportunities, Pilot Projects, Web Based Instruction, Program Validation, Systems Development, Community Education, Economic Factors, Program Descriptions
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom