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Welcome to the project research community

The Project Research Community consists of language teachers, learning technologists, researchers, and individuals interested in promoting eLearning. Members work within HE/FE institutions, schools or the wider research community. We work together in the field of eLearning, in particular, the development of tools and mechanisms to enable the sharing and re-purposing of learning objects.

Outputs from our community research projects

L2O Final Report: JISC Regional Distributed e-learning SE Region Pilot Project

Kate Dickens, Julie Watson and Kate Borthwick, University of Southampton
This final project report discusses the objectives, findings, achievements and conclusions from the L2O project.
Download the whole report as a PDF document (601kb)
Download the Executive Summary as a PDF document (74kb)
View the Executive Summary online


Community Tools for Repurposing Learning Objects

Chu Wang, Kate Dickens, Hugh C Davis, Gary Wills
In this paper we describe a simple set of tools to enable practitioners to adapt the content of existing learning objects and to store and modify metadata describing the intended teaching context of these learning objects.
Download PDF document (481kb)


Versioning RLOs as 'Study Skills Toolkits' for Different User Groups and Developing Community Tools to Support Sharing and Customisation

Julie Watson, eLearn 2007, Quebec, Canada - 16th October 2007
This paper presents the toolkits and the pedagogic design of the RLOs. The web-based tools to support management and customisation of RLOs, and potentially facilitate new toolkit creation, are also introduced.
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About our community

The community came about through work on the L2O Project: Sharing Language Learning Objects and its original members were the Universities of Southampton, Reading, Surrey and Portsmouth. However, the community has sustained itself beyond this initial project to continue working together on subsequent research projects.

With the start of each new project, the community builds and expands and now includes members of the Learning Societies Lab within the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, alongside members of regional FE colleges.

New community members are always welcome, and if you are interested in taking part in our research dissemination, evaluation and testing, please contact us at

eLanguages at the University of Southampton is involved with the current projects: University of Southampton eLanguages, Centre for Language Study, Modern Languages,
School of Humanities, University of Southampton

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In partnership with: Learning Societies Lab, University of Southampton
University of Portsmouth | University of Reading | University of Surrey

Projects supported by: Eduserv Foundation   HE Academy Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies   JISC

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