The Acknowledge project aims to provide the Belgian region of Flanders with a proof of concept demonstrator for an easy and accessible service in the field of learning and content management. This way, even people with low to no ICT skills will be able to get access to high quality personalised learning and knowledge content.
Acknowledge brings together the methodology, tools and infrastructure for the development and dissemination of accessible and exchangeable content in an open, standards-based, service-oriented architecture.
The focal points of Acknowledge are:
- automated content description, (de)construction and integration:
stimulating the development and reusability of content and contributing to the development of sustainable business models for a Flemish learning and knowledge economy.
- accessible user experience – providing a user-friendly and needs-oriented user experience.
Acknowledge wants to give the initial impetus to a networked knowledge infrastructure in Flanders, which will embed the existing, often topical, and sometimes too fragmented research in this domain.
Because the architecture of the Acknowledge service platform relies on open standards for the content as well as the programming interfaces, and no dependencies on specific open source or commercial software are created, vendor lock-in is avoided and the results can be supported in a sustainable way that fits in the international context.