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" Using evaluation to create 'provisional stabilities': bridging innovation in Higher Education change processes " , Abstract This paper will report on the evaluation experience in two SOCRATES (European Union funding mechanism designed to support innovation in teaching and learning) projects focused on change in Higher Education. The projects were(More)
In the scientific literature, the Personal Environment has been described as a " new " resource to the learning process and named Personal Learning Environment. However, it has not yet been demonstrated in what way and to what extent Personal Environments contribute significantly and efficiently to the learning processes and outcomes framed by Higher(More)
In this contribution, we specify and categorize CoPs' needs (this includes the analysis of CoPs practices, resources and environments) in order to identify specific functions that meet these needs. This enables the efficient identification of possible interactions between PALETTE services' categories that will be used as the basis to refine functional(More)
The aim of this article is to contribute to the debate on PLEs in order to enrich the conceptual framework elaborated by educators and used by PLE developers. By doing so, we put the emphasis on how PLEs can contribute to enhance the users' ability to learn and suggest research orientations to study the learning processes supported by PLEs. Firstly, we(More)
With the rise of the Internet, virtual communities of practice are gaining importance as a mean of sharing and exchanging information. In such environments, information reuse is of major concern. In this paper, we outline the importance of enriching documents with structural and semantic information in order to facilitate their reuse. We propose a framework(More)
This paper reports on the results of the first stage of an exploratory research on the learning potential of Personal Learning Environment, not simply as a technological artifact but as an instrument to support the learning process. Firstly, we present PLE as an enriched concept. Secondly we identify the roles a PLE can play to improve the quality of the(More)