ICOPER - Interoperable Content for Performance in a Competency-driven Society

Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission

Duration Sept. 1, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2011

  • Institute for Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)


Press 'enter' for creating the tag
  • Buchta, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
  • Müller, Franz (Former researcher)
  • Najjar, Jehad (Former researcher)
  • Simon, Bernd (Details) Project Head
  • Totschnig, Michael (Former researcher)

Abstract (English)

ICOPER is a Best Practice Network co-funded by the eContentplus programme of the European Community. The 30-months-project started in September 2008 and has the mission to collect and develop further best practices for the design, the development and the delivery of interoperable content which supports competency-driven higher education.
The three main objectives of the consortium are

* Analyse and facilitate the adoption of standards and specifications
* Make learning resources accessible
* Validate standards and specifications and condense them into the ICOPER Reference Model (IRM).


  • AGH - University of Science and Technology - Poland
  • University of Jyväskylä - Austria
  • Giunti Labs - Italy
  • University of Vienna, Centre for Teaching and Learning - Austria
  • University of Leicester - United Kingdom
  • Tallinn University - Estonia
  • The Open University - United Kingdom
  • Kaunas University of Technology - Lithuania
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Austria
  • Oslo University College - Austria
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) - Belgium https://www.kuleuven.be/
  • University of Cyprus - Cyprus
  • National Center of Scientific Research Demokritos - Greece
  • Open University of the Netherlands - Netherlands
  • HEC School of Management - France
  • Institut National des Télécommunications - France
  • IMC - Information Multimedia Communication AG - Germany
  • Jozef Stefan Institute - Slovenia
  • Synergetics - Belgium


Journal article

2010 Najjar, Jehad, Derntl, Michael, Klobucar, Tomaž, Simon, Bernd, Totschnig, Michael, Grant, Simon, Jan, Pawlowski. 2010. A Data Model for Describing and Exchanging Personal Achieved Learning Outcomes (PALO). International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR) 8 (2): 87-104. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2009 Simon, Bernd, Totschnig, Michael. 2009. Connecting to the Commercial World: Towards an Interface Spec for Commercial Content. SE@M 2009 - Making content standards work for you!, Budapest, Ungarn, 04.11.-05.11.. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2010 Simon, Bernd. 2010. The ICOPER Reference Model: Interoperability for a New Higher Education. eMadrid, Madrid, Spanien, 15.04. (Details)



  • Standardisierung
  • E-content