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Collaborative Open Environment for Project Centered Learning (COOPER)

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Title Collaborative Open Environment for Project Centered Learning (COOPER)
Period 12 / 2005 - 11 / 2007
Status Completed
URL http://www.cooper-project.org
Research number OND1321882
Data Supplier Open Universiteit Nederland

Abstract

COOPER is an EU funded collaborative specific targeted research project from the sixth framework programme of the Information Society Technologies IST (contract No. FP6 IST - 027073) that was officially launched on 1 December 2005. The COOPER project is dedicated to supporting long-distance cooperation of teams of students working on complex projects, assuming that the students and advisors are geographically dispersed and have heterogeneous backgrounds and competencies. COOPER applies to the following learning environments: ? Graduate (or post-graduate) university studies involving students and lecturers participating in focused projects (e.g., masters or specialization courses) coming from different institutions and backgrounds; ? Company universities and company training, involving multi-national participants coming from company?s sites or customers which are world-wide dispersed, participating in the launching of new product or technology, or in product- and project-centred training. Stemming from these requirements, COOPER?s main technological objective is to develop and test a model-driven, extensible environment that supports in Bdividual and collective competency building in virtual teams, whose members are geographically dispersed, have different backgrounds and competencies, working together in projects to solve complex problems.

Related organisations

Collaboration Welten Institute (OU)
Financier European Commission

Other involved organisations

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
ASP Alta Scuola Politecnica (Italy)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Web Models s.r.l. (Italy)
Abbeynet S.p.A. (Italy)
CoWare, Inc. (Italy)
ALaRI - Università della Svizzera italiana (Italy)
University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)

Related people

Researcher Dr. S.J.H. Giesbers
Researcher Drs. E.M. Rusman
Researcher Drs. H.A.F. Spoelstra
Project leader Dr. J.M. van Bruggen

Related research (upper level)

Classification

A84200 Education
D52000 Educational theory

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