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Re: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org

From: Vicki Tardif <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:42:09 -0400
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I agree a group would be useful. Do you have a time frame for putting this

- Vicki

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:53 AM, Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk> 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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