OpenU: design of an integrated system to support lifelong learning

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This thesis describes the design and first implementation of an online system for lifelong learning, that enables educational institutions to adapt the learning process to identifiable groups of adult learners. The design of this system is situated in the context of a distance teaching university on the threshold of the transition to fully online education, acknowledging the importance of lifelong learning, and willing to accept the consequences in terms of pedagogical concept, business processes, and designing and implementing a new platform with services to support learners, teachers and faculty management.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Koper, Rob, Supervisor
  • Janssen, Jose, Co-supervisor
Award date17 Apr 2015
Print ISBNs978-94-91825-86-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2015


  • e-learning
  • lifelong learning
  • authoring
  • provisioning
  • integration
  • IMS Learning Design
  • personalization
  • segmented personalization
  • OpenU
  • learning networks

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