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Title: Exploring metadata standards for competence descriptions in the business & management domain
Authors: Stergioulas, L
Keywords: Open Content;Open learning resources;Metadata standards;Competency standards;Competence standards;IEEE-RCD metadata model
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2011 (EMCIS2011)
Abstract: This paper explores the development and use of competency metadata standards. As there has recently been a surge of a number of standards to address the challenge of representing competencies and there is a rising need to develop a common methodology, as well as methods and tools for developing, reusing, adapting, integrating such standards, this research is now becoming important and timely. We explore this within the context of the OpenScout project, which is building a federation of repositories with content in the areas of business and management. Thus this study is limited to metadata standards for competencies in the business and management fields, but it is aimed that the lessons from this domain can transfer to other fields and will inform the wider debate on the development and use of such standards. The paper revisits a set of standards for competence descriptions and provides recommendations as to which standard would suit better the nature of the repository, the requirements of stakeholders, and the Open Content resources. In particular, the paper proposes an adaptation and extension of the IEEE-RCD model, employing an application profiling approach, and taking into account the granularity of the European Qualifications Framework and the requirements of Open Content resources.
ISSN: 978-1-902316-85-7
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