UNIVERSAL Exchange for Pan-European Higher Education


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies

Duration March 1, 2000 - Jan. 31, 2003

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  • Information Technology in Business AE (Former organization)
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien (Neumann) AE (Former organization)

Tags

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  • Enzi, Thomas (Former researcher)
  • Neumann, Gustaf (Details) Project Head
  • Simon, Bernd (Former researcher)
 

Abstract (German)

UNIVERSAL will demonstrate the feasibility of an open exchange system for course units between institutions of higher education. The system embraces offers, enquiries, booking and delivery. The aim is to develop a model and standards that could be translated into training for industry and government. The key innovation is a brokerage platform with a standard way of describing the pedagogical, administrative and technical characteristics of course units. The system will enable institutions to enrich their curricula with remotely sourced units. It will be compatible with a variety of business models pursued by different institutions, including open universities and alliances between peers. The catalogue and assessment mechanism will assist mutual recognition of course units delivered from other institutions. Students will benefit from a wider choice of course units and from virtual learner mobility based on mutual recognition.


Abstract (English)

UNIVERSAL will demonstrate the feasibility of an open exchange system for course units between institutions of higher education. The system embraces offers, enquiries, booking and delivery. The aim is to develop a model and standards that could be translated into training for industry and government. The key innovation is a brokerage platform with a standard way of describing the pedagogical, administrative and technical characteristics of course units. The system will enable institutions to enrich their curricula with remotely sourced units. It will be compatible with a variety of business models pursued by different institutions, including open universities and alliances between peers. The catalogue and assessment mechanism will assist mutual recognition of course units delivered from other institutions. Students will benefit from a wider choice of course units and from virtual learner mobility based on mutual recognition.

Partners

  • Helsinki University of Technology - Finland
  • Hellenic Open University - Greece
  • Infonova Information Technology - Austria
  • BIT Bureau for International Research and Technology Co-operation - Austria
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Spain
  • Universal - International Organisation http://www.ist-universal.org/
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - Switzerland
  • Warsaw University of Technology - Poland
  • T-Nova Deutsche Telekom Innovationsgesellschaft GmbH - Germany
  • National Center of Scientific Research Demokritos - Greece
  • Aachen University of Technology - Germany
  • Lancaster University - United Kingdom
  • HEC School of Management - France
  • Institut National des Télécommunications - France
  • Iceland Telecom - Iceland
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium
  • Jozef Stefan Institute - Slovenia

Publications

Journal article

2003 Simon, Bernd, Haghirian, Parissa, Schlegelmilch, Bodo B.. 2003. Enriching Global Marketing Education with Virtual Classrooms: An Effectiveness Study. Marketing Education Review 12 (3): 27-39. (Details)
  Simon, Bernd. 2003. Erfolgsfaktoren für den Austausch von Bildungsinhalten über Wissensmärkte. Information Management & Consulting 18 (1): 17-22. (Details)
  Quemada, Juan, Simon, Bernd. 2003. A Use-Case Based Model for Learning Resources in Educational Mediators. Journal of Educational Technology & Society 6 (4): 149-163. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2008 Haghirian, Parissa, Simon, Bernd. 2008. Designing the Virtual Classroom for Management Teaching. In: Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices, Hrsg. P. Zemliansky and K. S. Amant, 239-254. Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publ.. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2003 Guth, Susanne, Simon, Bernd, Zdun, Uwe. 2003. A Contracts and Rights Management Framework Design for Interacting Brokers. Proceedings of the 36th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island/Hawaii (USA), Januar (Details)
2002 Simon, B., Quemada, J.. 2002. A Critical Reflection of Metadata Standards based on Usage Scenarios . Proceedings der GMW Tagung 2002, Basel, Switzerland, September (Details)
  Papatheodorou, C., Vassiliou, A., Simon, B.. 2002. Discovery of Ontologies for Learning Resources Using Word-based Clustering . ED-MEDIA 2002. Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the ED-MEDIA 2002 Proceedings, August 2002 with permission of AACE, Denver, USA, August (Details)
  Simon, B.. 2002. Do e-learning standards meet their challenges? . Proceedings des Workshops 'Standardisierung im eLearning', Frankfurt, Deutschland, April (Details)
  Stergioulas, L. K., Simon, B., Ahmed, H., Xydeas, C. S.. 2002. Electronic Educational Markets from a Total Quality Management perspective . Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education 2002, Manchester, United Kingdom, August (Details)
  Guth, Susanne, Köppen, Eckhart. 2002. Electronic Rights Enforcement for Learning Media. Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kazan/Russland, September (Details)
  Nejdl, W., Siberski, W., Simon, B., Tane, J.. 2002. Towards a Modification Exchange Language for Distributed RDF Repositories . Proceedings of the 1st International Semantic Web Conference, Sardinia, Italia, June (Details)
2001 Simon, Bernd. 2001. Erfolgsfaktoren elektronischer Märkte im Hochschulsektor - Eine Studie im Rahmen des UNIVERSAL-Projekts. Virtueller Campus - Szenarien - Strategien - Studium. Tagungsband der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft, Hildesheim, Deutschland (Details)
  Vrabic, G., Simon, Bernd. 2001. Learning Resource Catalogue Design of the UNIVERSAL Brokerage Platform. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001 (Details)
  Brantner, S., Enzi, T., Guth, Susanne, Neumann, Gustaf, Simon, Bernd. 2001. UNIVERSAL - Design and Implementation of a Highly Flexible E-Market Place of Learning Resources. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Madison (WI), USA (Details)
  Neumann, Gustaf, Guth, Susanne, Simon, Bernd. 2001. UNIVERSAL - Design Spaces of Learning Media. Proceedings of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, USA (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2002 Guth, Susanne, Köppen, Eckhart. 2002. Electronic Rights Enforcement for Learning Media. Proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kazan/Russland, September (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2004 Simon, Bernd. 2004. EducaNext - A Brokerage System for Learning Resources. Learntec, Karlsruhe, Deutschland, 12.02. (Details)
2001 Simon, Bernd. 2001. UNIVERSAL - Erfolgsfaktoren von Intermediären an Hochschulen. Invited Lecture, Leibniz Universität Hannover, L3S Research Center, 12.12. (Details)

Classification

  • 1109 Information and data processing (Details)

Expertise

  • electronic market
  • higher education