Competence Enrichment of OERs in OpenScout (2012)

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Competence Enrichment of OERs in OpenScout (2012)

  1. 1. Skill and competence based search in OpenScout Dr. Wolfgang Greller, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CELSTEC), Open University of the Netherlands Online Webinar, 14/05/2012Co-funded by European Commission eContentplus
  2. 2. Skills and competences In the context of EQF, skills are described as cognitive (involving the use of logical, intuitive and creative thinking) and practical (involving manual dexterity and the use of methods, materials, tools and instruments). In the context of EQF, competence is described in terms of responsibility and autonomy.EQF = European Qualifications Framework© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 2
  3. 3. Skill and Competence ServicesOpenScout provides added value to OERs by implementing and providing Competence Metadata Services for Enrichment & Search.The core of the Competence Services is the competencecatalogue. The catalogue contains competence classifications(competence categories) and their related competences as wellas resources, experts, evidences and proficiency scales relatedto these competences.Taxonomy mapping of existing competence related taxonomies in management education.© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 3
  4. 4. Competence taxonomy Subdomain 1 Subdomain 2 Subdomain 3 Subdomain 4 Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Subdomain 5 Subdomain 6 Subdomain 7 Subdomain 8 Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Subdomain 9 Subdomain 10 Subdomain 11 Subdomain 12 Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence Competence© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 4
  5. 5. Competence taxonomy Subdomain Competence Term Difficulty Being able to create a EQF 1-8 Entrepreneurship business plan Business plan Three level difficulty Being able to identify and EQF 1-8 Competitor analysis analyze competitors Three level difficulty Being able to apply EQF 1-8 Pricing strategies different pricing strategies Three level difficulty Being able to identify and EQF 1-8 act on new opportunities Intrapreneurship within a large company Three level difficulty© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 5
  6. 6. Enriching resources with competences Expert tagging tool for sub-domains, competences, and proficiency levels© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 6
  7. 7. Competence Scenarios  Search for learning resources based on competences and difficulty (=EQF level)  Browse resources based on information of competence taxonomy  Independent learning based on competence profiles and competence levels (organisation of learning resources and personal competences)  Increased usability through simplification of 8 level EQF to familiar 3 levels (basic, intermediate, advanced)© OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 7
  8. 8. © OpenScout Consortium, November 2009 8

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