PEARLs in the Liffy

The EU-IST programme project PEARL, that is developing a system to enable teaching experiments to be conducted remotely over the Web, holds a key meeting in Dublin this week (20-23 September 2000). This will be a chance for the new project staff at the OU: Chetz Colwell (based in KMi) and Terry di Paolo (based in IET) to meet the rest of the consortium. Also attending from the OU will be Martyn Cooper (IET/KMi) Project Director, Eileen Scanlon (IET) Chair Project’s Educational Board, Stuart Freake (Science) and Jo Mutlow (IET/KMi) the Project Manager.

The object of the meeting is to agree the full functional specification of the system based on the background research into the following areas:

– Market Issues – Pedagogy – User Needs Analysis – Review of the Foundation Technologies

For more information about PEARL please see: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/pearl/

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