Multi-type Content Repurposing and Sharing in Medical Education, eContentplus/ Digital Content and Cognitive Systems Programme

Funded by the European Commission (2009-2012) through the eContentplus framework..

The aim of mEducator Best Practice Network is to implement and critically evaluate existing standards and reference models in the field of e-learning in order to enable specialised state-of-the-art medical educational content to be discovered, retrieved, shared and re-used across European higher academic institutions.

Educational content included in mEducator covers and represents the whole range of medical educational content, from traditional instructional teaching to active learning and experiential teaching/studying approaches. It spans the whole range of types, from text to exam sheets, algorithms, teaching files, computer programs (simulators or games) and interactive objects (like virtual patients and electronically traced anatomies), while it covers a variety of topics. mEducator aims to:

  • examine to what extent existing standards for the description of educational material can address all the possible types of medical educational material listed above, and make respective recommendations for standards extensions; 
  • examine to what extent existing standards for educational material packaging and exchange among learning management systems are adequate to support state-of-the art educational content sharing in medicine and provide respective recommendations for standards extensions 
  • examine to what extent a recently proposed standard-based reference model for automated educational content discovery, retrieval and sharing can be deployed for medical educational content delivery and sharing and whether extensions are required.


  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • University of Cyprus
  • Democritus University of Thrace
  • Medical Exchange MEDTING Limited
  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • University Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Medical University Plovdiv
  • University degli studi di Catania
  • University of Helsinki
  • St. George’s, University of London
  • Succubus Interactive
  • The Open University
  • European Cervical Cancer Association
  • Coventry University