These are some of the research and development projects in which the Centre of Literacy is involved. Click on the thumbnails for further information.
is an IST project under the FP6 framework, having as its main aim to
combine different state-of-the-art technologies in e-learning, in order
to provide innovative services in an area at the heart of Europe’s
knowledge society: the education of young Europeans.
mobile technology, Europe’s flagship technology, to enhance the
learning experience and to break down the school walls will pave the
way for a major shift of the traditional learning paradigm. In
opposition to the rather rigid, culturally “neutral” learning
management systems crossing the Atlantic to invade Europe’s learning
scene, UNITE’s technology has the flexibility to adapt to the pupils'
cultural environment and to their personal learning styles. UNITE will
demonstrate the need for and the availability of technology capable of
supporting the evolution towards the e- and mobile Learning world of
tomorrow whilst taking into account the richness of the past.
is an EU-wide project that will see universities deploy language
courses by mobile devices like phones, iPods and PDAs. The project
involves work with universities to create and distribute a series of
language training courses to be used in mobile devices. The project,
which involves 11 European countries including Spain, Turkey, Malta and
a number of countries from eastern Europe, is funded under the EU
is a multilingual resource centre to support foreign language teaching,
learning and training. It offers quality-assured information and
materials for language teachers and learners. It provides information
about, and links to good on-line resources from around the world
relating to the learning and teaching of any modern foreign language.
The LRC project sought to support language learning through Language Resource Centres (LRCs). This project was co-ordinated by CILT, the National Centre for Languages (UK) and received support from the European Union Socrates (Lingua 1) programme from 2001 to 2003.
The LRC project aimed to improve and support language teaching and learning by sharing expertise between Language Resource Centres throughout Europe. It brought together a network of 17 partners from 13 countries.
One of the main results of the project was the publication:LRC Handbook: Guidelines for setting up, running and expanding Language Resource Centres (LRCs).
eEuro Inclusion gives less widely used and less taught (LWULT) languages in Europe a stronger voice by bringing together LWULT Language Resource Centres (LRC) from a large number of European countries. This is necessary if LWULT languages are to contribute fully to the future educational and cultural heritage of Europe. eEuro Inclusion gives LWULT LRCs greater visibility at the European level. The online exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience between LRCs is a first step towards the founding of a pan-European Association of LWULT LRCs.
eEuro Inclusion has two main target groups: LRCs that provide LWULT language services and potential seekers of these services.
Open, Distance, Inter-university Synergies Between Europe, Africa and Middle East.
ODISEAME is an e-learning pilot project coordinated by CEDETEL of Spain. Twelve universities from different Euro-Mediterranean countries participated in this project, which was been funded by the European Union in the framework of the EUMEDIS initiative. The project platform has been used successfully by the participant universities: University of Salamanca,University of Granada, Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, University of Malta, Islamic University of Gaza, University of Jordan, Anadolu University, Jordan University of Science and Technology, University of Cyprus, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Frederick Institut of Technology and University of Valladolid. Lecturers from these institutions gave courses corresponding to their higher education official programmes to students from as many as 33 different countries.
Euro Languages Net Plus is a website in 23 languages for those who wish to know more about European languages, the countries where they are spoken and their
culture. It highlights the importance of knowing foreign languages for mobility, employment and social interaction. The website will help you to choose what, where, why and how to learn. You will find links to traditional and innovative resources and courses, both in print and online. There is also background information about the languages, the countries where they are spoken and their culture. If you are a language teacher, you will get an opportunity to relate your experience to that of colleagues from other countries.
Tool for Online and Offline Language Learning is building Blended Learning language courses in five European languages: Maltese, Dutch, Estonian, Hungarian and Slovene. These courses are designed for students who have had an initial introduction to one of the languages and who wish to progress from a basic survival level to a higher competency (A2 of the Common European Framework). The project results are for Language schools and Colleges. The partners in this project are experts in language education and technology in education, from across Europe.