Hi Sarah and all
Yes, very much so!
In working for the SPWS project I have concluded that Competency and
Educational Objective are not quite the same, and have somewhat different
requirements to be represented effectively in RDCEO. (Independently,
Bernard Blandin has concluded that they should be distinguished.) For
background on SPWS and its work, you can go to
where the bottom link is to a Word document which details the approach.
The link is called "Introducing the skills meta-framework".
Our argument is a bit complex to represent in a few lines, but basically I
set out the case for why we should treat the two differently, and go on to
explaining my suggestions for how this could be done.
All feedback and further discussion most welcome.
At 17:49 2005-02-24, you wrote:
>Hi again all,
>Just wondering if anyone else has been puzzled by the difference between
>"Educational objective" and "Competency" as classification purposes in the
>LOM. It's not that huge a deal interoperability-wise for us- I don't know
>who else will be classifying their resources by the Scottish Standards in
>Social Work Education, which sometimes call some of themselves competences
>and sometimes learning outcomes (although I guess an outcome isn't
>necessarily an objective?).
>I'm quite sure there are educational objectives which don't consist of
>competencies to be achieved, it's just not that clear to me in this
>particular case, and I'd just be interested to hear if anyone else had a
>similar problem in drawing up their application profile and how they
>I've recently come across the beautiful acronym IANAL on the Creative
>Commons UK email list (it doesn't mean what I thought it meant, it just
>stands for I Am Not A Lawyer). Well, here's one before the pedagogy
>experts get on my case: IAJAL (I Am Just A Librarian).
Simon Grant, of North-West England
Information Systems Strategist