We support Higher Education domain modelling for competence driven HE applications, systems and tools with a reference information model. The ICOPER Reference Model (IRM) is needed to define the shared data for its underlying systems and tools, as well as the utilization of standards in the data representations. The IRM also describes the processes of creating, using, reading or deleting the underlying data, and the services for managing those operations from remote.
The ICOPER Reference Model
The ICOPER Reference Model is concerned with managing the following key artefacts of higher education:
The IRM contains a description of key process areas for the development, use, and improvement of Outcome-based learning in higher education.
The Conceptual Model
The conceptual model of the IRM is intended:
The conceptual model is based on widely adopted concepts with a special emphasize on supporting ICOPER's vision of introducing "outcome-oriented teaching and learning" in the European Higher Education Area.
Learning Needs Analysis and Learning Opportunity Definition
In order to identify learning needs, we suggest a learning needs analysis process area to collect the outcomes of the following recognized process areas:
Instructional Modelling and Related Activities
The instructional modelling activities comprise a major part of the learning facilitator's preparation activities (preparing learning process area), for learning support to take place.
The ICOPER Reference Model, consisting of the following elements:
The IRM is constructed on the basis of the work of ICOPER's work packages 1 to 6. Each of these work packages addresses a different area within higher education. The created knowledge is condensed to:
Further, the IRM provides a process model for top-level process areas such as:
The implementation of the data and service models including the processes connecting the various artefacts are demonstrated in 14 ICOPER applications.
ICOPER Reference Model - Final Specification