The objective of PROLIX is to align corporate training with business processes in order to enable organisations to faster improve the competencies of their employees according to continuous changes of business requirements. To reach this goal, PROLIX develops an open, integrated reference architecture for process-oriented learning and information exchange. PROLIX has envisioned overcoming the divide between business strategy on the one hand and human resource strategy on the other, empowering the HR department. Integrating existing concepts, practices, and tools of business process management, learning management, competence management, the PROLIX system will allow for a comprehensive, closed circle of continuous process improvement (CPI) based on competence development through fully aligned learning management. The alignment of business strategy and business process management with organizational learning management implies both scientific challenges within existing domains resp. software tools and integration challenges combining them into one comprehensive system meeting the user needs.
PROLIX is a 48 months research and development integrated project co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 2 "Information Society Technologies" started on 1st December 2005. PROLIX unites 19 partners from 9 different countries made up of the 2 leading and largest European software vendors for Learning Management (imc Germany) and Learning Content Management (Giunti Interactive Italy), the largest independent European business process management company (IDS Scheer Germany), leading European research partners in learning technology, didactics and cognition as well as technology-enhanced learning software architecture.
In order to demonstrate its concept, PROLIX sets up three test beds in different fields of application: the ?Government test bed? with UK Government Care Programme (Social Care Institute for Excellence), the ?Telecom test bed? with British Telecom (BT) learning, and the ?Educational Publishing test bed? with publishing houses Klett and EDITIS.
imc AG (D), IDS Scheer AG (D), Synergetics (BE), Giunti Labs (I), QPR (FI), Imaginary (IT), Institute of Information System, Wien (A), Forschungszentrum L3S, Hannover (D), Universität Stuttgart, Universität Wien, National Center of Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athen (GR), Vrije Universität Brüssel, Donau Universität Krems (A), Social Care Institute for excellence, London (GB), editis (F), eea communication solutions (SW), BT global services (NK), Klett Lernen und Wissen GmbH (D)