Project Details


Persuasive Learning Object Technologies
Learning objects and technologies are currently limited in their adaptability and in how far they support active engagement from the learner. EuroPLOT will develop a pedagogical framework for active engagement, based on persuasive design, and to demonstrate its value by creating tools and exemplars of adaptable, reusable learning resources. This pedagogical framework will incorporate persuasive design principles, which determine how to design ICT that can change people’s behaviour and/or attitudes, for example, using elements such as fun, simulation, competition, cooperation and peer pressure.

This framework will be encapsulated as a series of persuasive learning designs, highlighting learning activities and sequences that can be demonstrated to have a particular persuasive learning outcome. We will develop tools that incorporate these persuasive learning designs that allow tutors to create and adapt e-learning resources. These tools will be extensions of existing prototypes: the GLOMaker learning object creation tool, which generates learning objects using a (currently restricted) set of learning designs and components, and the 3ET tool which draws on databases, such as language corpora, to generate e-learning activities. We will use these to produce a collection of exemplar e-learning resources for use in three distinct areas: language learning, environmental assessment and business computing for both vocational and tertiary education. We will use the tools to create different versions of these exemplars suitable for use with different learner groups and in different languages. These will be used to assess the impact of the persuasive learning design model on learner engagement.

The impact will be to generate more effective active e-learning resources and will give teachers the necessary tools to both create new and adapt existing resources to suit their needs. This will improve the quality of e-learning resources available for sharing across Europe long term.
Effective start/end date01/11/201031/10/2013


  • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

An approach to Persuasive Learning Design

Sandra Burri Gram-Hansen (Lecturer)

1 Mar 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Research Output

Fra Geocaching til Persuasiv Læring

Gram-Hansen, L. B. & Gram-Hansen, S. B., 8 Dec 2013, In : Munkiana. 52, p. 16-35 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


From Geocaching to Mobile Persuasive Learning: Motivating the Interest in the Life and Work of Danish Author Kaj Munk

Gram-Hansen, L. B., Gram-Hansen, S. B. & Øhrstrøm, P., 18 Sep 2013. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearchpeer-review

Persuasive Design: A Matter of Context Adaptation?

Gram-Hansen, S. B., 16 Sep 2013, Proceedings of the International Workshop on EUROPLOT: Persuasive Technology for Learning, Education, and Teaching. Behringer, R. & Sinclair, G. (eds.). 2 ed. EuroPLOT, p. 71-79 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review