The final review of the ROLE project took place last month in Luxembourg, and my team from the Open University was given the award by the consortium for the whole project!
The final review meeting was very successful, concluding a 4-year endeavour of 16 institutions into the world of Personal Learning Environments and Self Regulated Learning. The reviewers commended the project partners on their technical and pedagogical work. Special commendations were received for the the work done in the test-beds of the project and for setting up a number of additional test-beds inside and outside the project consortium.
My team has coordinated the activities of all the project test-beds. In addition to the 5 original test-beds, 14 more were created, attracting more than 4,000 users. In order to raise awareness about Personal Learning Environments and Self Regulated Learning among eLearning communities, we have developed bespoke Open Educational Resources available as study units in OpenLearn (see http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7433 and http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7898) and as an interactive eBook (currently under production). We have also been particularly active in sharing, promoting and disseminating project results by organising a variety of workshop events, such as the annual International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments in Guatemala and in Germany.