Title: An ecosystem for user centric learning: Revolution or evolution?

Authors: Tom Kirkham; Stuart Wood; Sandra Winfield; Kirstie Coolin; Angela Smallwood

Addresses: Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, B1.59 Kings Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, UK. ' Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, B1.59 Kings Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, UK. ' Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, B1.59 Kings Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, UK. ' Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, B1.59 Kings Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, UK. ' Centre for International ePortfolio Development, Information Services, B1.59 Kings Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, UK

Abstract: The SAMSON project uses technology as a catalyst to support and aid future developments in a regional learning community. This is in contrast to many ecosystem approaches that attempt a systems overhaul. The project is developing services to encourage the use of emerging standards-based technology in existing processes. These developments are forming the community and developing the ecosystem at a natural pace that aims to enhance existing processes and encourage innovation in a sustainable manner.

Keywords: process management; digital ecosystems; lifelong learning; personal data; learning communities; innovation; data security; data integration; application integration; XML standards; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2011.045285

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2011 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.414 - 428

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 04 Feb 2012 *

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