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The development of a system for supporting the lifelong learner

de Freitas, S., Harrison, I., Magoulas, G., Mee, A., Mohamad, F., Oliver, M., Papamarkos, G. and Poulovassilis, A. (2006) The development of a system for supporting the lifelong learner. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (6). pp. 867-880.

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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 L4A11 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: © 2006 British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.
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