MATURE Project News

UK Application partner workshop

The workshop for the two UK application partners - Connexions Kent and Careers Scotland - will be held in London on 20th January, 2009.  Invitations have been accepted from both partners to attend.  The main purpose of the workshop will be to demonstrate two IT systems, designed with different functionalities, and collect feedback from potential user groups operating in two different country contexts.

Careers Scotland Field visit

After two video conferences in June and July 2008, the Warwick and Pontydysgu team went to Scotland for an intensive two day field visit in 13 and 14 October, 2008. 

MATURE as part of iRegion Karlsruhe @ AKWM Symposium

On the yearly knowledge management symposion organized by the AKWM Karlsruhe, Andreas Schmidt presented MATURE as one of the key activities in the knowledge management field of the iRegion Karlsruhe. The presentation particularly highlighted the potential of the knowledge maturing approach to overcome the separation of knowledge management and learning.


ECTEL08 Logo

At this year's ECTEL conference in Maastricht, MATURE took the opportunity to present the results of the first months to the European TEL community.

Conceptual Overview of MATURE at I-KNOW 2008

The I-KNOW conference, which is organized by the Know-Center in Graz is the yearly event for discussing new ideas on knowledge management, and learning support in corporate environments.

Finished ethnographic study in Bielefeld


last friday we finished our second week of the ethnographic study in Bielefeld at Synaxon AG. It was really cool that the staff of Synaxon supported us so much and it's nice to see how interested they are in the result of the study. I think, we got really good results in a very uncommon and open-minded company and I'm looking forward for the data analysis to get the "real" information ;-).

Ethnographic Studies have started

As one of the main activities of the first year work in the empirical strand, the ethnographic studies have started. After the pre-study in May by University of Innsbruck at the associate partner GISA, the main studies have now started:

  • Synaxon (by University of Paderborn),
  • Klinikum Karlsruhe (by FZI),
  • Swisscom (by FHNW),
  • and at Connexions KENT (by UWAR and PONT)
  • All of them are partners or associate partners of MATURE.

Klinikum Karlsruhe joins the associate partner network

The Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe (Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH)has joined the MATURE associate partner network and participates in the ethnographic studies in their training department for the nursery domain. The hospital is particulary interested in improving their training processes to accomodate to the changing requirements in the health care sector.

Successful Innsbruck Consortium Meeting

The second MATURE consortium meeting took place at Innsbruck in the beautiful Tyrolean alps, hosted by Ronald Maier and his team. The meeting was characterized by the continuing good spirit of the project team.

On the first day, there was an ethnographers' meeting. With the ethographic studies starting in August, the UIBK team has provided extensive preparation material and their first experiences with a pre-study.

MATURE @ EATEL Summer School in Ohrid

MATURE has supported the Summer School for technology-enhanced learning, organized by the PROLEARN successor EATEL in Ohrid, with speakers and young researchers, working in the disparate fields of expertise which promote the advancement of TEL at the workplace.