MATURE Project News

2nd Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects in TEL

In a joint activity with the MIRROR and the IntelLEO projects, MATURE has organized a second edition of the MATEL workshop at this year's ECTEL 2011 in Palermo, Italy.

Based on results from these projects and a discussion with the workshop participants, the following research challenges were identified:

Careers Talk - a new web site for career guidance published


As a result of the work conducted within MATURE, Pontydysgu and the Institute for Employment Research, Warwick University, announce a new web site (CareersTalk), providing access to the ongoing research and development into careers guidance and in particular, the use of new technology to support careers guidance. Much of this work has been also supported by the G8WAY project.

Associate Partner Event for the Careers Sector at Warwick

On September 29, 2011, MATURE has invited career guidance decision makers, researchers, and practitioners to Warwick, UK for an interactive demonstration of MATURE tools. Almost 50 participants discussed with the MATURE team on the usefulness and potential of the people tagging demonstrator, the widget-based environment for developing and sharing LMI related content, the LMI visualization tool, and learning and development modules. The participants have been very interested in using the tools, and as part of the plenary discussion, many interesting ideas for further development have come up that the MATURE team will explore further.

The slides and additional material are available from 

Workshop on Motivational and Cultural Barriers to Knowledge Sharing at M&C 2011


Diary of an open journey. A personal open odyssey ...

Comments welcome. See Comments welcome ... #openness

1. Vision & position
2. Open Journey
- Focus on open design, open research and open practice
- Briefly look at open scholarship, open teaching, open learning, open pedagogy and open policy.
3. Open Questions


Open design questions

Very successful 3rd Annual Review Meeting

Last week, the project team, the expert reviewers and the project officer were in Innsbruck to assess the outcome of the third year of MATURE and to give guidance on the fourth and final year of MATURE. We had long and very interesting and constructive discussions, and we are happy that the review panel thinks that we have continued to make excellent progress, particularly by a sustained and successful agile approach to project management (which is not seen frequently in EU projects).

Workshop on Motivational, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Knowledge Management

The MATURE team organized an exciting workshop on Motivational, Social, and Cultural Aspects of knowledge management at this year's Professional Knowledge Management conference in Innsbruck. 


talkIT Workshop on Entrepreneurial Knowledge Management

Organized by the Tyrolean "Standortagentur" and hosted by Ronald Maier at the University of Innsbruck, the talkIT workshop centered around the topic of entrepreneurial knowledge management and how it affects the competencies required by IT employees. 

talkIT workshop at Innsbruck in February 2011


MATURE @ Professional Knowledge Management Conference


Beginning of this week, the biennial knowledge management conference WM 2011 took place in Innsbruck, Austria, organized by Ronald Maier and his team. It provided a great opportunity to discuss about MATURE concepts and solutions with experts in the field and practitioners from industry, both large companies and SMEs. Among them were also several associate partners of MATURE's network. MATURE's stand provided a forum for this, and the whole MATURE team among the participants of the conference took a chance for informing and discussing during the coffee and lunch breaks. 

Two new MATURE posters available on Knowledge Maturing models and tool landscape

For the upcoming conference in Innsbruck on Professional Knowledge Management, we have prepared two new posters that explain the knowledge maturing model and the tool landscape.

MATURE IP: Knowledge Maturing Model