Please see my general index of writings, and particularly:

Formal publications and conference presentations

CEN (2013) InLOC (Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences) (as team leader and lead author)

Simon Grant et al. (2012) The eCOTOOL Competence Model Project deliverable 1.4 for the eCOTOOL project.

CEN TC353 (2011) EN 15981: European Learner Mobility - Achievement information (EuroLMAI) (joint editor)

Simon Grant and Cleo Sgouropoulou (2011) What is a level of competence? In: Christian M. Stracke (ed.) Competence Modelling for Human Resources Development and European Policies: Bridging Business, Education and Training. ISBN: 9783942183536

Simon Grant, Cleo Sgouropoulou and Charalampos Thanopoulos (2011) A model for skills and competences and its application in the agricultural sector. In: Proceedings of MTSR 2011. The original publication is available at

Willett TG, Scott R, Smothers V, Ellaway R, Grant S. A proposed conceptualization for the standardized digital representation of competencies. In: MedBiquitous Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD: 2011.

Sgouropoulou, C. and Grant, S. (2010) Enhancing European Learner Mobility, broadening European pathways: the metadata standards approach. Int. J. Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp.296-308.

Simon Grant and Rowin Young (2010) Concepts and Standardization in Areas Relating to Competence. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research 8(2). DOI: 10.4018/jitsr.2010070203

Najjar, J., Derntl, M., Klobučar, T., Simon, B., Totschnig, M., Grant, S., Pawlowski, J., (2010) A Data Model for Describing and Exchanging Personal Achieved Learning Outcomes (PALO). International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research 8(2). DOI: 10.4018/jitsr.2010070107

Simon Grant (2009) LEAP2A: A specification for e-portfolio portability and interoperability. ALT Newsletter issue 16.

Simon Grant (2009) Electronic portfolios: personal information, personal development and personal values. Chandos Publishing.

Simon Grant, Helen Richardson and Scott Wilson (2008) Social portfolios supporting professional identity: implications for education. In "Conference proceedings: ePortfolios identity and personalised learning in healthcare education", pp 97-102. Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Special Report 10. ISBN: 978-1-905788-68-2

Simon Grant (2007) Towards competence-related interoperability. In: David Griffiths, Rob Koper and Oleg Liber (eds) Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures: Proceedings of the 2nd TENCompetence Open Workshop pages 167-173. Manchester, UK, 11th - 12th January

Simon Grant & Anna Grant (2006) Ethical portfolios: Supporting identities and values. Presented at the ePortfolio 2006 conference, Oxford, 11-13 October.

Simon Grant (2006) Frameworks of competence: common or specific?. In: Koper, R., & Stefanov, K. (Eds.) (2006). Learning networks for lifelong competence development. Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development. March, 30-31, 2006. Sofia, Bulgaria: TENCompentence Conference. Pages 111-116.

Simon Grant, Adam Marshall, Janet Strivens & Roger Clark (2006) Development Issues for PDP with ePortfolios: Web Services and Skills. In Jafari, A. & Kaufman, C. (eds) Handbook of Research on ePortfolios, pp. 146-157. Idea Group, Hershey, PA. ISBN: 1-59140-890-3

Adam Marshall, Simon Grant, Janet Strivens, and Sean Mehan (2005) ePortfolios / PDPs: Tool Developments And Deployment In Bodington And LUSID. In: Fred de Vries, Graham Attwell, Raymond Elferink, Alexandra Tödt (Eds.) Open Source for Education in Europe: Research & Practise

Simon Grant (2005) Clear e-portfolio definitions: a prerequisite for effective interoperability. Presented at the ePortfolio 2005 conference, Cambridge, 27-28 October.

Simon Grant, Adam Marshall and Janet Strivens (2005) Implementation of a Portable Skills Framework. In: A.Méndez-Vilas (ed.), Recent Research Developments in Learning Technologies vol III (2005), FORMATEX, pp.940-945. ISBN 609-5997-X. Third International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education.

Simon Grant, Janet Strivens and Adam Marshall (2004) E-portfolio systems supporting learning and Personal Development Planning. Presented at the ePortfolio 2004 conference, La Rochelle, 28-29 October.

Simon Grant, Adam Marshall, Janet Strivens and Roger Clark (2004) Web Services for Reflective Learning – Discussion Document . Output of JISC-funded WS4RL project.

Janet Strivens and Simon Grant (2003) The Liverpool University Student Interactive Database (LUSID): A web-based system for recording achievement in HE. In: D.Gosling (ed.) Personal Development Planning, SEDA Paper 115: SEDA, Birmingham

Janet Strivens and Simon Grant (2000) Integrated Web-based support for learning employability skills. In: Educational Technology and Society 3 (1) January 2000. ISSN 1435-4522.

Grant, S. (1999) Electronic commerce and small businesses. In: Innovation through Electronic Commerce.

Charlton, C.C., Grant, S., Leng, P.H., and Neilson, I.E. (1998) "Promotion of Electronic Commerce by a Regional Centre" Electronic Markets 8 (2).

Grant, S. (1997) Cognitive architecture for modelling human error in complex dynamic tasks. Le Travail humain, 60 (4) 363-385.

Grant, S. (unpublished) Developing cognitive architecture for modelling and simulation of cognition and error in complex tasks. Paper given at a RoHMI project meeting, Valenciennes, February 1996.

Grant, S. (1996) SimulACRUM: A cognitive architecture for modelling complex task performance and error. In: Proc. 8th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. (ECCE 8) Granada, Spain, pp. 97-102. September 10-13.

Grant, S. (1995) Safety systems and cognitive models. In: Proc. 5th International Conference on Human-Machine Interaction and Artificial Intelligence in Aerospace. (HMI-AI-AS'95), Toulouse, France. September 27-29.

Grant, S. (1995) Aiding decisions by recognising unexpected situations. In: 5th European conference on cognitive science approaches to process control (CSAPC'95), Espoo, Finland. August 30 - September 1, pp. 358 - 367. VTT Symposium 158.

Grant, S. (1994). Modeling complex cognition: Contextual modularity and transitions. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on User Modeling, pp 157--162, Hyannis, MA, USA. The MITRE Corporation.

Cooper, R. and Grant, S. (eds) (1994). Computational Models of Cognition and Cognitive Function, SSAISB Workshop series, Leeds.

Grant, S. (1994). The contextual modularity of complex cognition. In: Cooper, R. and Grant, S. (eds), Computational Models of Cognition and Cognitive Function, pp 51--60, Leeds.

Springett, M. V., Grant, A. S., and Sutcliffe, A. G. (1993). Interface semantics and procedural knowledge: A study of novice understanding of MacDraw. In: Bass, L., Gornostaev, J., and Unger, K. (eds), Proceedings of EWHCI93, vol 1, pp 241-256, Moscow. International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information.

Springett, M. V. and Grant, A. S. (1993). Interface semantics and users' device models: Identifying evaluation issues for direct manipulation. In: Alty, J. L., Diaper, D., and Guest, S. (eds), People and Computers VIII, pp 249-265. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

Grant, A. S. (1992). A context model needed for complex tasks. In: Proceedings of the Second Interdisciplinary Workshop on Mental Models, pp 94--102, Cambridge, England.

Grant, A. S. (1992). Patterns of ruliness in HCI. In: Beale, R. and Finlay, J. (eds), Neural Networks and Pattern Recognition in Human-Computer Interaction, ch 15. Ellis Horwood, Chichester, England.

Grant, A. S. and Mayes, J. T. (1991). Cognitive Task Analysis? In: Weir, G. R. S. and Alty, J. A. (eds), Human-Computer Interaction and Complex Systems, ch 6. Academic Press, London, England.

Grant, A. S. (1990). Modelling cognitive aspects of complex control tasks. In: Diaper, D., Gilmore, D., Cockton, G., and Shackel, B. (eds), Human-Computer Interaction---INTERACT '90, pp 1017--1018. North-Holland, Amsterdam.

Grant, A. S. (1990). Modelling Cognitive Aspects of Complex Control Tasks. PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Available from the author.

Grant, S. (1990). Representation in complex system control. In: Crellin, J. and Cooper, G. (eds), Proceedings of the People and Computer Interaction Systems Student's Workshop, pp 89--96, Milton Keynes. Computing Department, The Open University. Technical Report 90/3.