Open ICOPER Content Space
The Open ICOPER Content Space (OICS) has been defined as the umbrella combining a set of specialized interconnected repositories, content and tools, as a test bed for the specifications and standards that become part of the ICOPER Reference Model (IRM).
The OICS has been conceived as a learning object repository capable of storing both learning resources and metadata records, with sophisticated services for publication, enrichment, search and retrieval. Additionally, the OICS provides services for the management of learning outcome profiles.
The OICS infrastructure is built as a composition of services developed and maintained at Vienna University of Economics and Business and K.U. Leuven. At both sides a learning object repository is used for storing metadata harvested from the ICOPER content providers. Metadata is synchronized between them through the SPI protocol. These services have been documented in the form of the OICS Middle layer API and have been integrated into a variety of environments (authoring environments, learning management systems, social networks and widget platforms) (see Deliverable D-1.2).
A demo interface for searching and annotating OICS content has been integrated into this website and can be accessed with the link Open Content Space in the Top Menu.