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From: Prof. Dr. Vera G. Meister <vera.meister@th-brandenburg.de>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:32:14 +0100
To: "'Phil Barker'" <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>, "'schema.org Mailing List'" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>, <lrmi@googlegroups.com>
Message-ID: <039e01d35233$85b110e0$911332a0$@th-brandenburg.de>
Hi all,


that’s good news, I’m very interested in working on this topic. In some of our study program-related projects we base the implemented knowledge schema on schema.org but have to complement particularly the job profiles and corresponding qualifications or credentials with additional – non-standard concepts and relations. Would be glad to support the creative work of the group.


Best wishes, Vera.


Von: Phil Barker [mailto:phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 25. Oktober 2017 13:53
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Betreff: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org


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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