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Ambient Learning

Ambient, Multimodal and Context-Sensitive Lifelong Learning

Project Concept

According to the European Directorate General for Education and Culture, European citizens recognise the personal and social benefits from lifelong learning, but consider lack of time due to professional and family commitments to be an important obstacle in pursuing it. The objective of the Ambient Learning project (Contract number: eTEN 510749) is to investigate the potential of deploying a pragmatic, easy-to-use eLearning service, which allows any-time, any-where and any-how access to personalised, high quality learning content, intended to support the busy professional who has limited time available for learning.

The main distinguishing features of the AMBIENT LEARNING services to other eLearning approaches are the following:

  • Multimodal Broadband Access which allows the user access to eLearning objects any time, any where and any how.
  • Context Management enables the provision of eLearning objects based on the context of the user.
  • Content Integration allows access to existing knowledge catalogues and eLearning resources.

Project Results

The project aspires to prepare the ground for the introduction of services that offer ambient, multimodal, personalised and context-sensitive access to learning at work, at home, at training institutions, or on the move. The project consortium will put the service to trial and perform market validation by demonstrating 3 use cases in the regions of Germany, Italy, Greece, UK, and Ireland, and therefore prepare the ground for successful market deployment.


01/08/2004 - 31/01/2006

SEERC Budget

240.000 €


eTen programme, DG Information Society & Media, European Commission


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