This FP5 project aimed at the creation of a virtual Life Long Learning and Communication platform for the use of urban community members that would be designed along the lines of Autonomy Oriented Education (AOE), a method for personal empowerment and self- development developed in the CFE. The platform includes a highly personalized learning system, sharing and collaboration tools, learning-by-playing module and virtual community functionality, all designed according to AOE requirements.
The platform was developed in collaboration with a user-group belonging to the French town of Chartrettes.
The project was coordinated by the CFE. Partnership included organizations from Italy, Greece and France, among them the Center for Advanced Learning Technologies in INSEAD.
This FP5 project aimed at providing e-learning solutions for disadvantaged adult populations, focusing on the following three user-groups: mentally challenged, deaf, and elderly citizens. The platform and contents developed were based upon AOE theory and methodology and thus designed to contribute to the users' individual autonomy through processes of self-development. The project was coordinated by ALAMO (Spain). CFE lead the pedagogical activities. Partnership included key players in the care-taking sector in Italy, Spain and Greece.
This FP5 project aimed at the development of a European-wide virtual teaching and learning community whose key aims are the promotion of pedagogic content sharing and reuse, exchange of opinions and innovation and the provision of pedagogic support for learners. The heart of the virtual community lies in its advanced authoring tools. The project was coordinated by LT Scotland. CFE was in charge of pedagogical and intercultural evaluation of the project's products and processes. Partnership included organizations from Spain, Italy and Belgium.
Today's Stories (ESPRIT-i3-ESE 29312)
This ESPRIT project aimed at the development of an experimental school environment for young children (4 to 8 years old) for the development of social, communicative and emotional skills in the context of everyday activities. It was coordinated by the Natural Interactive Systems Laboratory (UK). CFE led the pedagogical activities of the project.
The Academic Committee of the Israeli Ministry of Education "ICT in Education" Initiative
Prof. Aviram, chair of CFE, was the chairman of the ICT in Education committee established by the Israeli Ministry of Education for setting policymaking guidelines for the incorporation of technology in formal educational system, in light of a thorough analysis of the nature of the new digital possibilities on the one hand, and Humanistic values and developmental processes on the other.
School As Communication Center
This "flagship" project of the Israeli Ministry of Education ran during mid 1990s and was lead by the CFE. It was the first attempt in Israel to found all educational and social activities in a school on the infrastructure of a communication network (before the emergence of the World-Wide-Web). The approach adopted was Humanistic, in the sense that all activities supported by the network were designed to enhance teachers and students autonomy and facilitate their self development.
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