The main scope of the KOD project is to make a contribution to the thematic area of "Open Platforms and Tools for Personalised Learning" by the design, development and validation of a novel dynamic and adaptive Learning Environment which enables the individual learner to acquire knowledge just-in-time, anytime and anywhere (through the World Wide Web) tailored to his/her personal learning needs.

The key objectives of the KOD project can be summarised as follows:

  • TOOLS FOR PERSONALISED LEARNING: To design, develop and test the KOD learning environment, as a dynamic and adaptable on-line environment which allows the individual learner to acquire knowledge according to his/her personal learning needs.
  • DIDACTIC METHOD: To provide the methodological framework to support both front-end users (learners) and back-end users (educational content authors, publishers, e-learning service providers, etc), and their organisations, in achieving their educational and training objectives through the use of KOD technology, in a cost-effective and efficient way.
  • LEARNING RESOURCES: To provide reusable learning material of European added-value in order to support the pilot implementation and the demonstration of the KOD System.
  • ASSESSMENT and VALIDATION: To provide evidence for issues such as efficiency, scalability and cost-effectiveness from the pilot implementation and use of the KOD system in three different learning settings with two different discipline subjects.
  • DISSEMINATION: To contribute to the emerging European and international standardisation efforts in the area, to interact with other EU initiatives towards the sharing of best practice examples and methodologies at a European level, and to demonstrate the achievements of the project to the public.
  • EXPLOITATION: To investigate possible opportunities for market exploitation and commercialisation of the KOD Project Results.

Last updated: July 2002

Project Facts

Project name
KOD - Knowledge on Demand

Project Number
IST-1999-12503

Project Start
1 April 2000

Project Duration
33 months

Short description
The main scope of the KOD project is to contribute towards the improvement of the quality of education provided to the citizens of the Information Society. In this context, the project aims at the design, development and validation of a novel dynamic and adaptive learning environment for personalised learning, which enables the individual learner to acquire knowledge just-in-time, anytime and anywhere (through the World Wide Web) tailored to his/her personal learning needs.

Main results

  • The KOD System (complete set of SW tools and components) Version 1.0
  • KOD Administrator Reference Manual
  • Report on the Knowledge-on-Demand Methodology
  • Handbook of Guidelines for KOD Users
  • Survey on the state-of-the-art in Personalised Learning
  • The KOD Demonstration Applications
  • Report on the Evaluation Methodology
  • Report on the Analysis of the Assessment Results (User Validation)
  • Recommendations for Future Improvements

    Research area

  • personalised learning
  • adaptive lerning environments
  • Target user groups

  • Researchers and Developers of educational software
  • Educational Content Aggregators

    Technologies involved

  • internet
  • adaptive applications and services
  • Keywords

  • personalised learning
  • adaptive learning environments
  • Related projects

  • EASEL, WINDS, INVITE, 3DE
  • Relevant sites

  • IST - Information Societies Technology Programme
  • Project Consortium

  • CERTH-ITI, Greece (co-ordinator)
  • FD Learning, UK
  • GIUNTI Interactive Labs, Italy
  • CATAI, Spain
  • PROFit Gestion Informatica, Spain

    Project Co-ordinator
    Dr. Demetrios G Sampson
    Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI), Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH), Greece

    Project URL
    kod.iti.gr, www.kodweb.org