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Re: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:56:37 +0100
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On 27/10/17 16:42, Vicki Tardif wrote:
> I agree a group would be useful. Do you have a time frame for putting 
> this together?
>
Thanks Vicki.
As for time scale, assuming there are no objections, I was thinking of 
initiating a W3C Community Group next week. Difficult to be sure how 
long it would take to put the proposal together. I want to agree a set 
of use cases to address within about a month, hopefully simple ones, and 
would hope to make progress on them over the course of about three months.

Phil

> - Vicki
>
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 7:53 AM, Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk 
> <mailto:phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>> wrote:
>
>     Hello all, one important aspect of education that is not
>     represented well in schema.org <http://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
>     <http://schema.org> [issue#1779
>     <https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1779>]
>
>     There has been a fair amount of work outside of schema.org
>     <http://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 <http://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
>     <https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1779>
>
>     [Terms]
>     http://connectingcredentials.org/common-language-work-group-glossary/
>     <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
>     <https://www.imsglobal.org/sites/default/files/Badges/OBv2p0/index.html>
>
>     [VCWG] https://www.w3.org/2017/vc/WG/
>
>     -- 
>
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>     PJJK Limited: technology to enhance learning; information systems
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