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.
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
17 Apr 2013 Wilbert Kraan
Last weekend, a motley crew of designers, students, developers, business and government people came together in Edinburgh to prototype designs and apps to help learners manage their journeys. With help, I built a prototype that showed how curriculum and course offering data can be combined with e-portfolios to help learners find their way. The first official [...]Portfolio Lifelong Learning Achievement information Architecture and Modelling Competences Semantic Technologies Learning Opportunities (XCRI) Resource Description and Discovery Resource Management
27 Feb 2013 Simon Grant
21. Putting together a good interoperability specification is hard, and especially so for competence. I've tried to work into InLOC as many of the considerations in this Logic of Competence series as I could, but these are all limited by the scope of a pragmatically plausible goal. My hypothesis is that it's not possible to have a spec that is at the same time both technically simple and flexible, and intuitively understandable to domain practitioners.Competences
29 Sep 2012 Simon Grant
Is there a good term for my specialist area of work for CETIS? I've been trying out "technology for learner support", but that doesn't fully seem to fit the bill. If I try to explain, reflecting on 10 years (as of this month) involvement with CETIS, might readers be able to help me?Accessibility Lifelong Learning Competences Standards
11 Aug 2012 Simon Grant
The idea that I am calling "follower guidance" is about how to relate with chosen others to promote good work, well being, personal growth and development, in an essentially peer-to-peer manner — it's an alternative to "mentoring".Accessibility Achievement information Competences
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.