LEAD Project (EU 6th Framework, IST)

LEAD: Technology-enhanced learning and problem-solving discussions: Networked learning environments in the classroom

The LEAD project is about computer-mediated communication during face-to-face discussions within the existing school setting. The LEAD project aims at changing face-to-face interactions and it take into account the social, cognitive, developmental processes that make a difference during this form of technology-enhanced learning.

Lead project is currently under development (end by Nov. 2008) as a STREP project under the VI Framework Programme Priority: IST Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area

Participants are:

  • Utrecht University, Instituut Pedagogiek en Onderwijskunde (IPEDON) / Centrum voor Leermiddelen Onderzoek (CLU), Netherlands (Coordinatore)
  • Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Sciences de l’homme et de la société, Paris, France
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels, Mines, France
  • University of Salerno, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione, Italy
  • University of Salerno, Dipartimento di Informatica e Applicazioni, Italy
  • University of Nottingham, Learning Sciences Research Institute, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • ICATT Interactive Media, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our role in the project is to be the Workpackage 2 coordinator, as responsible of the main part of the Discussion Support System (codenamed "CoFFEE: Cooperative Face-to-Face Environment").

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