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Institutional Conditions for the Implementation of Accessible Lifelong Learning (ALL) Based on the EU4ALL Approach

  • Cäcilia Weiermair-Märki
  • Elisabeth Unterfrauner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

The project EU4ALL aims at researching and developing technologies and conceptual frameworks to make lifelong learning accessible to everyone. Within this project the conditions at higher education institutions necessary to introduce a service architecture as conceptual and technical framework such as the one developed within the project was studied. Beyond the project the results presented might be equally be applied to other innovations to be introduced in institutions in order to make lifelong learning more accessible while the introduction of the EU4ALL architecture might serve as example. Interviews with decision makers in Higher Education Institutions led to four different types of institutions with different levels of accessibility practice in place.

Keywords

Higher Education Institutions accessibility legal frameworks social innovation lifelong learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cäcilia Weiermair-Märki
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Unterfrauner
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Social InnovationViennaAustria

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