Sunday, May 15, 2011

Organic.Lingua: A community oriented approach for a truly multilingual platform providing access to multilingual learning objects

Organic.Lingua is a 36 month project demonstrating the potential of a multilingual Web portal for sustainable Agricultural & Environmental Education. The project started in March 2011, partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th European Union’s Framework and is aiming to enhance the existing Organic.Edunet portal, introducing automated multi-lingual services that will further support the uptake of the portal and the aggregated content, facilitate the multilingual features and further extend the portal’s geographical reach and linguistic coverage. This short paper provides insight on our approach for capitalizing on the European and international demand for educational content on Organic Agriculture and Agroecology by transforming the Organic.Edunet portal into a truly international platform with multilingual services, tools and content.

Contribution by Nikos Manouselis, Kostas Kastrantas, John Stoitsis, Salvador Sanchez-Alonso, Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Anastasios Koutoumanos, Vassilis Protonotarios, Alexios Dimitropoulos

1 comment:

  1. A truly multilingual platform with impressive user involvement in terms of languages, countries and user hits. Extremely important aspect is that important number unique visitors per day came from countries not having content in their own language.
    An assessment of the current architecture and why a re-engineering of the infrastructure is missing. Is it for meeting new technological requirements, or there are new features required that cannot be accommodated with the current architecture?
    The next steps, even if challenging, they do not come as a result of some analysis of the current situation, and an assessment of requirements.