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Intelligent Learning Extended Organization (IntelLEO) project progress

June 4, 2009

The 7th Framework project Intelligent Learning Extended Organization (IntelLEO) was launched in february 2009. Since then we have been working with the first deliverables.

It is now clear that the team has a lot of Web 2.0 inclined people and the solutions will come from social software developments.

I was responsible of coordinating the State of Art deliverable.
The first overview was composed by: Kai Pata, Mart Laanpere, Jelena Jovanovic, Vladan Devedzic, Emmanuel Jamin, Dragan Gasevic, Marek Hatala, Savas Ziplies, Ana Teresa Correia, Dragan Stokic and Melody Siadaty

It gives overview of the following topics:

INTELLEO FRAMEWORK

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES FOR INTELLEO
Effective Learning and Knowledge Building is boundary crossing
Knowledge conversion in cross-institutional models

knowledgeconversion

METHODS AND SERVICES RELATED TO COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND KM IN
INTELLEO
Collaboration patterns and models
Interaction Monitoring and Provisioning
Information Security and Privacy issues

METHODS AND SERVICES RELATED TO INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL
LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN INTELLEO
Tools for Individual Knowledge and Learning Management
Tools for Social Networking in Learning-Knowledge Construction
Tools for Collaborative Combination of Explicit Knowledge
Learning Path Creator
Organizational policy tools

SEMANTICS AND CONTEXT MANAGEMENT FOR TEL
Ontology-based approaches to context modelling
Context-aware systems
Context and Privacy Issues

LINK BETWEEN LEARNING AND KM SYSTEMS
The Latest Trends in KM: Social Computing and Beyond
Semantic Annotation of Knowledge Objects
Projects, systems, tools

ICT ARCHITECTURAL AND INTEGRATION ASPECTS
Service Oriented Architecture
Web-Services
Semantic Web Services
Orchestration / Negotiation
Software Development and Integration
Interoperability and Learning Object Repository Management
SWS Design Methodology

We also developed the concept map that visualizes realationships in our IntelLEO knowledge-related glossary.
intelLEO conceptmap

Now we are working on three business cases that will be the test-ground for empirical research.
Our case in Estonia is the “University teacher training Unit – School as a workplace for teachers” cross-border knowledge conversion. Basic idea is to provide the knowledge building and learning support for professional transfer from one community to another in three cases:
- During teacher training (when students are involved in teaching at schools and couched simultaneously by university staff and professional teachers),
- During implementation year at school as a professional teacher (when students must report back to the university about their progress), and
- During the life-long learning as a professional teacher (when knowledge must move between two communities)

We will use the combination of Elgg advancements in teacher portal Koolielu (the draft version) and LeMill collaborative learning object creation repository as the basic distributed software platform where the competence-management and learning-path creator will be added.

IntelLEO will develop services for supporting harmonization of individual and organizational objectives in cases when individuals are guided by two sets of visions and norms coming from different communities. Secondly it promotes collaborative learning in the groups that involve different members from two organizational cultures.
I think the main goal of IntelLEO is to support the responsiveness of organizations to challenges through advancing cross-institutional knowledge conversion. This responsiveness at individual and cross-organizational level is achieved by motivation to learn in workplaces across community borders. The progress in competences may occur when people are supported in developing self-reflecting habits at workplaces, sharing and combining knowledge and reusing this knowledge while binding temporarily the two sets of knowledge in different communities.

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