Welcome to the ALS Project
Adaptive Learning Spaces (ALS) is a European collaborative research project, funded under the Socrates - Minerva Programme, overseen by the European Commission's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (EACEA). The ALS project started on October 1st 2006 and was completed in March 2009.
The goal of the ALS project is to provide the technological means through which lack of (or limited amounts of) face-to-face contact between instructors and learners, as well as amongst learners can be partially compensated for. To achieve this, ALS will work towards:
(a) widening the range of, as well as increasing the amount of, guidance and support that ODL systems can provide to learners and instructors, and
(b) providing novel means to support the social cohesion of groups of learners, as well as the engagement of their members in collaborative / team tasks and processes.
This will be achieved by developing, field-testing and making openly available a software infrastructure that builds upon the state-of-the-art in the fields of e-learning and adaptive hypermedia systems, to support the creation of active, personalised learning spaces, that will have a clear focus on learning activities, treating learners as active members of, and contributors to, their learning environments, rather than as passive recipients of their contents. The project's main outputs will include the software technologies developed, as well as a series of 'Best Practices' reports that will accumulate the project's acquired knowledge and experience in integrating these technologies into existing ODL and blended learning settings.
This project is being carried out with the support of the European Community in the framework of the Socrates programme. The content of this project does not necessarily reflect the position of the European Community, nor does it involve any responsibility of the part of the European Community.