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Re: Mode of study or delivery

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:13:53 +0000
To: public-schema-course-extend@w3.org
Message-ID: <56D870D1.1040601@hw.ac.uk>
Hello,
I have modified the wiki page for this to reflect the 
Course/CourseInstance naming
https://www.w3.org/community/schema-course-extend/wiki/Mode_of_study_or_delivery

> There is a requirement to be able to identify the mode of study which 
> arises from the use case 1.6 (2.6, 9.6) "where the searcher is 
> concerned about the means of delivery, e.g. wants to take a MOOC, 
> wants to study at home by distance learning, study online, study 
> face-to-face." 
So:
>
> *courseMode*, a property of CourseInstance with expected type: text
>
> definition: The medium or means of delivery of the course, or the mode 
> of study.
>
> Suggested values: online, face-to-face, MOOC, distance learning, 
> part-time, full-time
>

Any objections?

I think there are some terms in CEDS that we could include as suggested 
values, see
https://ceds.ed.gov/element/001161 (Thanks Jim)

Phil


On 24/02/2016 14:58, Phil Barker wrote:
> I hope this is a fairly straightforward use case requirement to deal 
> with.
>
> There is a requirement to be able to identify the mode of study which 
> arises from the use case 1.6 (2.6, 9.6) "where the searcher is 
> concerned about the means of delivery, e.g. wants to take a MOOC, 
> wants to study at home by distance learning, study online, study 
> face-to-face."
>
> Currently the closest property in the proposal is the isVirtual 
> indicator, which I think there was agreement needed broadening.
>
> It is often difficult to separate mode of study from mode of course 
> delivery, e.g. a course is delivered online for students who study 
> online.
>
> Sometimes though there is a form of course delivery that really needs 
> to be highlighted. I think that MOOCs are an example of this. We want 
> people to be able to identify courses delivered as MOOCs directly, 
> without faffing around with a combination of cost, enrolment 
> requirements and being online.
>
> How about:
> courseMode a property of CourseOffering
> definition: the medium of means of delivery of the course or the mode 
> of study. A CourseOffering may be a blend of different modes, e.g. 
> face-to-face and online.
> expected type: text (*)
> Suggested values: online, face-to-face, MOOC, distance learning, 
> part-time, full-time
>
> (* this is a prime candidate for external enumerations with the 
> suggested values as a default enumeration)
>
> Phil
>

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