The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The School of Education is the largest Israeli institution focusing on research in education. It serves as DUNES project coordinator and actively participates in various functions in the project, including requirement analysis, development of learning scenarios, elaboration of field trials and research methodologies, and leading the "experiment" in Israel.
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany. The Autonomous Intelligent Systems Institute, as part of this large and well reputed institution, specializes in knowledge management, communication and cooperation in sociotechnical networks. It developed the discourse system "Zeno" on which many of DUNES features are based. FhG/AiS heads the design and specification phases of the system, participates in the implementation - leading the collaboration with end-users in Germany - and is in charge of the technical management of the project.
Silogic, France. Incorporated in 1989, this company is presently staffed with 300 persons and is one of the leading independent software houses in France. Specialization and experience cover development and integration of scientific, technical and business software, ICT, CSCL, etc. Silogic, which has participated in various EC-sponsored R&D projects, leads the implementation & testing of the prototypes of DUNES tools and is responsible for the quality management in the project.
Tessera Multimedia, Greece. A developer of high quality interactive multimedia applications for commercial and educational purposes, the company has expertise in all kinds of on- and off-line graphic and Internet interfaces. In the DUNES consortium, Tessera is responsible mainly for the graphical design of the system and for building the web site.
The Pouliadis Group, Greece. The largest group of companies in Greece and South-Eastern Europe in the IT sector, Pouliadis consists of more than 45 subsidiaries and affiliated companies. The Group, experienced in EC projects, employs more than 1,500 persons and has a very strong distribution network of more than 2,000 associates/resellers - in Greece and throughout Europe. In DUNES, Pouliadis co-ordinates all exploitation-related plans and activities.
Utrecht University, Holland. The interactive learning group in the Department of Educational Sciences specializes in the research of learning activities in educational contexts, with a strong focus on collaborative learning and electronic environments. The Department works extensively with schools in which the information and communication technology programs are being implemented. In DUNES, the group is in charge of developing the learning scenarios, in addition to other tasks, including the field trial and evaluation of the project in Holland.
The University of Neuch?ētel, Switzerland. The Department of Psychology has been involved in research and training activities in cognitive development and social psychology of learning for more than 20 years. The group conducts laboratory experiments and field research in various educational contexts: implementation of pedagogical technologies, observation and analysis in schools, technical schools, etc.). In DUNES, the group leads R&D activities in various educational frames and analyzes and evaluates the psychosocial processes set-up by the end-users.
The University of G??teborg, Sweden. The Department of Education is a large unit dealing with various aspects of the uses of technology in education. The activities include, among other, research projects in distance learning, ICT-media as support for learning in the classroom, etc. The focus is mainly on the user end, with extensive studies on information technologies supporting learning activities of teachers and students. UG conducts the DUNES "intensive study" (in which the new methods and tools are implemented and the field work is documented and analyzed) in Sweden and participates in the elaboration of the general pedagogical framework.
The University of London, UK. The Institute of Education, founded in 1902, is one of the premier international institutions in the field of teacher education and research into all aspects of educational practice, theory and policy. With over 250 academic staff, including 70 full-time researchers, IoE has much expertise in European ICT related projects. The Institute is in charge of the "extensive study" (mainly devoted to a thorough evaluation) in all locations in which the DUNES project will be implemented.