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Re: Mode of study or delivery

From: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 13:02:51 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOr1obFAGEBJ3sP2O5WoRQMdWF1=0rfyQc_Lq0hYdnaoVihswA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk>
Cc: public-schema-course-extend@w3.org
Looks good to me.

- Vicki

Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist | vtardif@google.com


On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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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