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Re: Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org

From: Vicki Tardif <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:59:52 -0400
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I agree that starting sooner rather than later makes sense.

I am happy to help in whatever way I can.

- Vicki

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
wrote:

>
>
> 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>
> 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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