iCamp follows the vision of bringing people together in a distributed virtual learning environment – the iCamp Space. The “Space” metaphor refers to the heterogeneous and distributed virtual environment incorporating multiple interoperable systems and tools combined with a set of activity patterns. Specific educational goals, such as the advancement of self-directed learning competences, determine these activities, which can be applied for mediated collaborative cross-national teaching and learning initiatives in combination with the provided tools portfolio.
The iCamp Space provides a network of web-based activities related to technologically enhanced learning experiences. An activity is understood as a pattern of: persons with objectives, rules and regulations, tools and artefacts, and events they are involved in.
The iCamp Space does not consist of a single software system, but will be rather a web-based activity space for technology-enhanced teaching and learning projects composing of various interoperable tools and platforms. Users have seamless access through their own learning platforms or tools to services and artefacts offered by remote systems enabling collaboration on a group or individual level.
– Terje Väljataga