CETIS Analytics Series: Case Study, Acting on Assessment Analytics
Writing in Book Sprints
The Learning Registry: social networking for open educational resources?
New approaches to describing and discovering open educational resources
Architecture And Modelling
Learning Opportunities (XCRI)
Open Educational Resources
Resource Description And Discovery
You could think of "skills", you could think of "competencies", you could certainly think of "intended learning outcomes", but however you think of this topic, it is about what people want to learn, beyond just knowledge, what employers want of employees, what courses may aim to provide -- the common language we need to relate personal and professional development, the associated learning, and the use in practice of what is learned.
Given that people are not clear about the concepts and meanings of terms in this area, one activity directly connected with the topic is building consensus conceptual models. As these are agreed, the way is expected to become clearer towards developing a specification to enable portfolio (and other related) tools to be decoupled from particular areas of personal or professional skill and competence.
This topic is key to JISC's Curriculum Design and to a lesser extent the Curriculum Delivery programmes within the overall e-Learning programme, and should also relate to other programmes such as Business and Community Engagement.
07 Oct 2013 Simon Grant
InLOC is well designed to provide the conceptual “glue” or “thread” for holding together structures and planned pathways of achievement, which can be represented by Mozilla OpenBadges. Since my last post — the last of the previous academic year, also about OpenBadges and InLOC — I have been invited to talk at OBSEG – the […]Competences
31 Jul 2013 Simon Grant
There has been much discussion recently about Mozilla Open Badges, xAPI (Experience API, alias “Tin Can API“) and LRMI, as new and interesting specifications to help bring standardization particularly into the world of technology and resources involved with people and their learning. They have all reached their “version 1″ this year, along with InLOC. InLOC […]Metadata Competences Standards
18 Jul 2013 Simon Grant
There has been much discussion recently about Mozilla Open Badges, xAPI (Experience API, alias "Tin Can API") and LRMI, as new and interesting specifications to help bring standardization particularly into the world of technology and resources involved with people and their learning. They have all reached their "version 1" this year, along with InLOC, which can quietly serve as a cornerstone of all three...Metadata Competences Standards
20 Jun 2013 Sheila MacNeill
Bill Clinton isn’t the only one creating a buzz about the open badges movement at the moment. Perhaps with slightly less coverage than the Clinton initiative, yesterday saw the first (Scottish) open badges working group meeting. Organised by Grainne Hamilton at RSC Scotland, following the success and interest shown at their recent Open Badges Design […]Assessment Competences Learning Platforms
30 Apr 2013 Simon Grant
Today is the final day of the InLOC project — a European ICT Standardization Work Programme project I have been leading since November 2011. So a good day for an initial review and reflection. I blogged some previous thoughts on InLOC in November 2012 and February this year.Metadata Portfolio Competences Standards
Future Learners, new Opportunities and Technology
Date: 11 Dec 2012
Competency standards: a programme for CEN WS-LT (et al.)
Date: 01 Dec 2010
Experts Summit for Outcome Based Education
Date: 30 Nov 2010
Competence structures and portfolio tools
Date: 21 Oct 2010
Portfolio interoperability and LEAP2A development
Date: 23 Nov 2009
White paper: Concepts and Standardization in Areas Relating to Competence
Date: Aug 2010
A white paper by Simon Grant and Rowin Young.