iClass is the project initiated to develop an intelligent cognitive-based open learning system and environment, adapted to individual learners' needs and ensuring their take-up in the education sector at a European level.
iClass Project is funded under the FP6, the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. It is in the Technology-enhanced learning and access to cultural heritage action line, and is one of the two integrated projects in the area of education.
iClass Project was initiated in January 1, 2004. United under a consortium lead by Siemens Business Services, 22 partners from 11 different countries are working to develop an intelligent cognitive-based open learning system and environment, adapted to individual learners' needs at a European level. The efforts will, by envisioning the educational process of the future, involve the following: (1) extensive research for the definition and design of next generation products and services, (2) the creation and testing of prototypes, (3) and the measurement of the impact to ensure effective utilization of technology in pre-university education. What Is FP6?
FP6 is the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. It is a collection of the actions at EU level to fund and promote research. FP6 also provides possibilities and funding for organisations from countries outside of the EU, enabling international co-operation. What Will Be The Output?
iClass objectives will be achieved by creating:
- "An advanced learning system, founded on an ontology-based architecture for sequencing of knowledge and adaptive to learner's level of understanding and learning style by dynamically creating individualized learning objects; * "A distributed, collaborative environment with ubiquitous access for all stakeholders (parents, teachers, students, Ministries, publishers) to rich multimedia content and services, empowering direct communication.
iClass wird entwickelt von den folgenden Partnern: Siemens Business Services Belgium (Leitung), Siemens Business Services Turkey, Siemens Business Services Italy, University of Graz, Trinity College Dublin, Ernst Klett Verlag, DFKI, Institute of Education London, ORT, Laboratory of Mixed Realities, Plan B, Middle East Technical University, CERTH, Microsoft, European Schools, University of Liege, University of Göteborg, RTB, INFOGATE, SUN Microsystems, Intel, EUN partnership