Unified e-Hoop approach to learning differences

 

Project: Unified e-Hoop approach to learning differences 
Short name: e-Hoop
Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme
HOU Coordinator: Michalis Xenos, Professor HOU
Start Date: 01/11/2012
End Date: 30/06/2016 

 

The e-Hoop is an online hub that promotes the advances of technology for lifelong learning. Its aim is to provide a flexible tool that can be tailored to the learner’s individual needs. Its unique adaptability allows users to insert their own learning material and use it according to their specific requirements. It is thus an innovative and practical application which fosters an inclusive learning environment by specifically targeting at socially and educationally disadvantaged groups.

Despite significant progress achieved over the past decades, many educational settings still discriminate between learners, either because they come from a different cultural background (e.g. immigrants) or because they have different learning styles or face learning difficulties. Placing focus on combating poverty and social exclusion the e-Hoop project proposes a new conceptual framework of inclusion and proposes a unified way to address “differences”.

The aim of the project is to create a universal, dynamic and adaptable e-Learning environment which educators can use, modify and expand, achieved through the development of an open-source experimental platform capable of hosting and delivering e-Learning material in the form of Learning Objects, which meet specifications that enable and facilitate the e-Hoop concept, namely the philosophy that all people are equal and have equal opportunities in learning. The platform will evaluate learning abilities on the basis of which it will deliver content to learners in ways they can learn best (i.e. auditory, visually). In this way differences (i.e. disabilities, dyslexia) can be eliminated.

The project involves partners from different countries (Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Lithuania, and Finland) specializing in complementary disciplines (e.g. adult education, design and development of information technologies in education, etc.) and collaborate in order to design and develop the electronic platform of e-Hoop.

More information: http://www.e-hoop.info/

 

Partners

  • Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Cyprus) - www.cnti.org.cy
  • FAVINOM Consultancies Ltd (Cyprus) - http://www.favinom.eu/
  • Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
  • Viešoji įstaiga JAUNIMO KARJEROS CENTRAS (Lithuania) - jkc.isprendimai.lt
  • DAFNORD ASSOCIATION (Finland)