The Canadian TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence and Its Potential for User Modelling Research
TeleLearning is one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (TLNCE), a geographically distributed, but conceptually focussed, network of researchers and client communities from across Canada who are collectively working on the development, application, and evaluation of advanced technologies to support human learning (http://www.telelearn.ca). The underlying research philosophies are based on collaborative learning and knowledge building, using the most advanced communications and information technology. Over 130 researchers from education, the social sciences, computer science (including the presenter of this talk), and engineering from 30 universities are working with client communities to achieve the Network’s mission. Among the goals of TL-NCE are (i) to develop new models of learning, learning environments, and pedagogies to better meet the needs of the workplace and the nation; (ii) to develop and transfer new technologies that can manage, sustain and constructively direct networked learning; (iii) to understand the nature of effective TeleLearning communities at all levels.