Re: Translating course descriptions

Hi Phil

This looks well worthwhile (and actually quite interesting, if like me the reader is interested in data transformations — although, I am kind of retired from the field now). I have used XSLT to generate JavaScript from XML in the past, which would be an alternative to script approaches like Python for your JSON output.

A tiny suggestion: if you close XML tags it is easier to copy and paste your sample XML into an editor.

I recognise the identifier issue, I think it was always left open as belonging to a different layer (and possibly different skillset) from the XCRI CAP data standard.

Tavis Reddick

> On 29 Aug 2017, at 14:34, Phil Barker <> wrote:
> Hello all. 
> You might be interested in a mapping from the UK's standard for course marketing information in Higher Education (XCRI-CAP) to Course. 
> In short, with some exceptions, the data from XCRI can be translated to using Course, CourseInstance and related terms. The main exceptions are credits and qualifications, which I think we knew were gaps. The work at the Credential Engine on a Credential Transparency Description Language[1] will hopefully address the latter.
> See for more
> It's a boring read, but I'm quite proud of some of the pictures.
> Phil
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