Research objectives
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 Research objectives 

CALIBRATE focused on a small number of research areas that were either poorly addressed at a European level or where it was believed that the better integration of ICT research could yield significant results and speed the effective use of ICT systems for collaborative learning in schools. The objectives of the project were to:

  1. Carry out multi-level research activities (related to ‘brokerage system’ architectures, collaborative learning environments and semantic interoperability of curricula descriptions of learning resources) that would strengthen the ICT research effort in an Enlarged Europe.
  2. Develop and implement a European Learning Resource Exchange (LRE), based on this research and involving a federation of learning resource repositories supported by six Ministries of Education (Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia).
  3. Evaluate the use of the LRE, a CALIBRATE ‘learning toolbox’ and new approaches to semantic interoperability with up to 100 schools in seven countries, and to report on the extent to which project results were capable of supporting advanced pedagogical models including more collaborative forms of learning.
  4. Disseminate the results of the project, including via. open source modalities and to offer ongoing LRE services to all interested Ministries of Education participating in the European Schoolnet initiative and to large numbers of teachers and learners across Europe.

The technical activities in the project were organised under three work packages: