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Re: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:54:01 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=7YRFdxzMgO5WbkKm8eWRp3qnATtSHWCVssVdKJA6z62w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Vicki Tardif <vtardif@google.com>, phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk
Cc: lrmi@googlegroups.com, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
On 27 October 2017 at 17:42, Vicki Tardif <vtardif@google.com> wrote:

> I agree a group would be useful. Do you have a time frame for putting this
> together?

+1 this topic has been bubbling under for years, it feels like the right
time to address it, tying together the edu and jobs strands of schema.org

I'd be very supportive of a W3C CG on this. Are you offering to chair
again, Phil? :) The Course schema CG set a great precedent...


> - 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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