Grand Challenge Problem 10: TELEARC an Agile and Productive Networking of TEL Small and Medium Sized Research Labs

  • Lone Dirckinck-HolmfeldEmail author
  • Nicolas Balacheff
  • Rosa Maria Bottino
  • Daniel Burgos
  • Angelique Dimitracopoulou
  • Sten Ludvigsen
  • Alain Mille
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Small and medium sized research labs (SMLs) are dominating European TEL research. This is justified by the great numbers of countries and regions in Europe needing to develop a research and innovation competence to facilitate the diverse educational systems contextualized in various institutional settings across Europe. However, to strengthen the various research practices and to develop a common scientific language on TEL research the Grand Challenge Problem is to establish a vivid network and a community of practice among the research labs. TELEARC (Technology Enhanced Learning European Advanced Research Consortium) has been established to realize such a network. The chapter presents the framework of TELEARC.


Grand challenge Technology-enhanced learning Networked community Infrastructure for learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicolas Balacheff
    • 2
  • Rosa Maria Bottino
    • 3
  • Daniel Burgos
    • 4
  • Angelique Dimitracopoulou
    • 5
  • Sten Ludvigsen
    • 6
  • Alain Mille
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Informatique de GrenobleCNRSDomaine Universitaire de Saint-Martin-d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.Istituto Tecnologie DidatticheCNRGenovaItaly
  4. 4.Vice-chancellor for Research & TechnologyUniversidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)MadridSpain
  5. 5.Learning Technology and Educational Engineering Laboratory, School of HumanitiesUniversity of the Aegean, GreeceAthensGreece
  6. 6.Department of EducationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  7. 7.LIRISCNRSVilleurbanne CedexFrance

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