Welcome to the Contextualised Learning Activity Repository Tools Project Website
The Contextualised Learning Activity Repository Tools project (CLARET) will address two key needs:
- To engage the language teaching and learning community in a body of shared practice. This will be done by creating a terminology that derives directly from a shared language and understanding of the teaching and learning context. The project will explore contextual metadata in relation to sharing expertise and practice, professional development, as well as contextual metadata more closely associated on a micro level with the Re-Usable Learning Object (RLOs) themselves. (JISC Distributed E-Learning Regional Pilot Project ‘Sharing Language Learning Objects’ L20.) Additionally, the teaching and learning context will be explored in relation to the Eduserv-funded ‘Management, Use and Re-purposing of Language Learning Objects’ Project (MURLLO) literature review on contextual metadata.
- To facilitate resource discovery. This will be done by creating prototype repository web service(s) that will explore visualisation of Learning Object metadata and teaching and learning context.
The CLARET project will further develop the regionally-based cross-sector community of practice which focuses on moving towards a shared culture of use, re-use and re-purposing of online resources in order to succeed in its aims. The CLARET project will study the teaching and learning context across institutions and across sectors, and the sharing and dissemination of good practice. CLARET will focus on language providers in the university and post-16 education sector as language learning has been identified by HEFCE as a valuable subject for addressing the agendas of lifelong learning and widening participation. This community-driven approach will extend the work already undertaken by the L20 and MURLLO projects