Over the past year we have been working on a really interesting research project called Percolate – http://www.percolate.ie. Percolate is a collaboration between various multinational companies in Ireland with an interest in education (Cisco, Intel), indigenous Irish e-learning companies and academic partners – namely Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD), Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and DERI in NUI Galway. The project is funded by Enterprise Ireland.
The aim of the percolate project is to examine the very innovative bleeding edge technology that has been developed through research conducted by the academic partners over the last decade and make use of them in a real-world e-learning applications by the industry partners. The project concentrates on social and informal learning in particular as shown in the diagram below.
Just to give you an idea of the kind of technologies that have been developed by the academic partners:
To push these technologies to their limits the industry partners have come up with various use-cases. It is up to the academic partners to show how these technologies can be used in the various use cases. The use cases include:
The aim of this post is really to give you a little taster of what is going on in the Percolate project. Over the next few posts I hope to expand on each of the projects and perhaps go into a bit of detail about the technologies that are being exploited as part of this project.