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Re: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:41:31 +0000
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Thank you for all your support regarding this idea. I have proposed a 
W3C Community Group to address it.

It now needs the support of four other people for it to happen. To 
support it you must have a W3C account, and then visit theCommunity 
Groups page <https://www.w3.org/community/>, and scroll down a little to 
the proposed groups section. Click on the button to support the 
Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org Community Group.

If you do not have a W3C account, registering for one is free, but you 
do need to give an assurance that you will not be contributing an IP 
that cannot be only licensed under W3C's terms. This is appropriate for 
contributing work to schema.org.


W3 Community Groups page: https://www.w3.org/community/

On 25/10/17 12:53, Phil Barker wrote:
> Hello all, one important aspect of education that is not represented 
> well in schema.org is educational and occupational credentials, i.e. 
> diplomas, academic degrees, certifications, etc [Terms 
> <http://connectingcredentials.org/common-language-work-group-glossary/>]. 
> These act as an important link between outcomes of educational 
> courses, people, and occupations / job roles. I have raised an issue 
> on github with the aim of addressing this gap in schema.org 
> [issue#1779 <https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1779>]
> There has been a fair amount of work outside of schema.org on 
> describing these, notably by the CredentialEngine.org 
> <http://credentialengine.org/> [CTDL 
> <http://credreg.net/ctdl/schema>], ConnectingCredentials.org 
> <http://connectingcredentials.org/> and the Open Badges [BadgeAlliance 
> <https://www.badgealliance.org/>]. There is also work ongoing about 
> how to deal with wider Verifiable Claims [VCWG 
> <https://www.w3.org/2017/vc/WG/>] such as the claim by and individual 
> to have an academic degree. Also, there are many frameworks which 
> describe credentials in terms of the level and extent of the knowledge 
> and competencies they accredit.
> What that work has made clear is that there is some complexity in 
> describing educational and occupational credentials. While I don't 
> expect doing so in schema.org would require more than a few additional 
> terms, the relationship between these terms and things like verifiable 
> claims, competencies, course objectives etc, needs to be clear. I 
> suspect we will need a group such as a W3C Community Group to sort 
> these out.
> I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this...
> Regards, Phil.
> [issue#1779] https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1779
> [Terms] 
> http://connectingcredentials.org/common-language-work-group-glossary/
> [CTDL] http://credreg.net/ctdl/schema
> [BadgeAlliance] https://www.badgealliance.org/
>     see also 
> https://www.imsglobal.org/sites/default/files/Badges/OBv2p0/index.html
> [VCWG] https://www.w3.org/2017/vc/WG/


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