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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleCOOPER: Towards A Collaborative Open Environment of Project-centred Learning
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBongio, A., J. van Bruggen, S. Ceri, V. Cristea, P. Dolog, A. Hoffmann, M. Matera, M. Mura, A V. Taddeo, X. Zhou, and L. Zoni
Conference Nameproceedings to EC-TEL'06 conference
Date PublishedOctober 1-4
Conference LocationCrete, Greece
Keywordsproject-centred learning, remote cooperation

Nowadays, engineering studies are characterized by high mobility of students, lecturers and workforce and by the dynamics of multi-national companies where classes or students' teams composed of persons with different competencies and backgrounds, working together in projects to solve complex problems. Such an environment will become increasingly relevant in multinational universities and companies, and it has brought a number of challenges to existing e-learning technologies. COOPER is an ongoing project that focuses on developing and testing such a collaborative and project-centred leaning environment. This paper proposes a COOPER framework and shows its approaches to address the various research challenges.