From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
Per the original project description:
This project aims:
I. To identify the factors that contribute to successful knowledge construction in informal learning communities, such as the FLOSS communities.
II. To analyze the effectiveness of a FLOSS-like learning community in a formal educational setting.
III. To provide case studies, scenarios and guidelines for teachers and decisionmakers on how to successfully embed such learning communities within formal educational environments to enhance student progression, retention and achievement.
IV. To evaluate the project and disseminate the results to the wider community.
The project activities will include the review of available data, elements of action research and open debates with relevant stakeholders, including teachers, students, and members of informal learning environments like in the FLOSScommunities. As a result of the project the different stakeholders in the education area are provided with case studies, scenarios and guidelines assisting them to improve formal ICT enriched education.
The FLOSSCom web site is at http://flosscom.net/