HOTEL (HOlistic approach to Technology Enhanced Learning) is a Support action of the 7th Framework Programme which aims to design, develop and test a support model for innovation in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning.
The assumption based on which the project was conceived is that the innovation cycle (idea -> prototype -> test -> innovation -> market) in the field of TEL is so long that it seldom leads to exploitable innovations and often traps potentially disruptive innovations into the chronological limits of EU-funded projects in the field.
HOTEL tries to address this challenge by designing and testing an innovation support model (specific for TEL) in three labs - the HOTEL Learning Exploratoria – that will be officially launched in September 2013. The Learning Exploratorium Labs will act in the field of adult learning covering respectively: the higher education setting, the corporate setting, the informal learning setting within professional networks.
An Open call for innovators was launched in June 2013 to gather applications from TEL innovators to become members of the Labs and have their innovations discussed and /or tested within the Labs (learn more).
The innovations selected will have to deal with TEL in one of the settings covered by the Labs. Possibly, they should cover technologies relevant to the emerging technology landscape in the field of TEL and to key learning theories influencing innovation in TEL as identified by HOTEL.
To know more about how innovators will be involved click here.
To know more about the Learning Exploratorium Labs and how they will work click here.
To become part of the HOTEL community of TEL innovators click here.