Adaptive Learning Spaces: ALS


The goal of the ALS project is to develop novel concepts and technologies for the advanced social interaction between instructors and learners as well as among learners. Towards this end we widen the range of guidance and support for learners and instructors, and we provide novel means to support the social cohesion in teams of learner.

This was achieved by developing, field-testing and making openly available a software infrastructure that builds upon and goes beyond the state-of-the-art in the fields of e-learning and adaptive hypermedia systems. It supports the creation of active, personalised learning spaces that have a clear focus on learning activities by treating learners as active members of and contributors to their learning environments, rather than as passive consumers of contents.

Current State and Results

The project's main outputs includes software technologies as well as a series of Best Practices reports that accumulate the project's acquired knowledge and experience in integrating these technologies into traditional as well as blended learning settings. The main focus of the Cooperative Media Lab in this project is to develop and integrate novel concepts supporting communication and awareness in Adaptive Learning Spaces. Therefore we developed and integrated (cf. Figure 1 and further details at PILS - Presence in Learning Spaces in ALS.

Figure 1. Video chat in PILS.


Internal Resources (Restricted Access)
This project's internal Tikiwiki


ALS is an international cooperation in a project that includes the following partners from academia: Bauhaus-University Weimar external linkin Germany, Eindhoven University of Technologyexternal link from The Netherlands, Johannes Kepler University Linzexternal link from Austria, the National College of Irelandexternal link, as well as Warwick Universityexternal link from the United Kingdom; and the following partners from industry: SOFTWINexternal link from Rumania, Turpin Vision Ltd.external link from the Netherlands, and VISTA Ltd.external link from Bulgaria.


Tom Gross, Primary Contact
Christoph Beckmann
Mirko Fetter
Anne Kuempel
Christoph Mei├čner
Thilo Paul-Stueve
Julian Seifert


The project is partly funded by the European Commission; the funding period is Oct. 2006 to Mar. 2009.

Further Information

PILS - Presence in Learning Spaces
ALS project homepageexternal link

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