September 15, 2010
The full but mixed audience meant that this event was partly introductory, giving good revision, but going on to some interesting ideas around open linked data. What I was most looking for, leads on linked personal data, wasn't covered, but it was useful nevertheless.
December 11, 2009
This conceptual model now includes basic ideas about what goes on in the individual, plus some of the most important concepts for PDP and e-portfolio use, as well as the generalised formalisable concepts processes surrounding individual action. It has come a long way since the last time I wrote about it.
The minimised version is here, [...]
December 4, 2009
The CEN WS-LT Competency SIG discussions of a conceptual model for skill/competence/competency are still at the very interesting early stage where very many questions are open. What kind of model are we trying to reach, and how can we get to where we could get? Anything seems possible, including experiments with procedures and conventions to [...]
November 13, 2009
At the CETIS 2009 conference on Wednesday we built a consensus model on the floor -- or at least, made a lot of progress towards one -- connected to competence, using traffic cones, string, paper, pens and staplers.
October 14, 2009
Is there a useful, simple, easily understandable set of categories (or "top ontology" ) for helping people know what kind of thing they are thinking of when doing conceptual modelling or concept maps?
I started to think about this kind of thing when writing my book on e-portfolios, because I wanted a decent basis for discussion [...]
October 13, 2009
This version of the conceptual model (of learning opportunity provision + assessment + award of credit or qualification) uses the CmapTools facility for grouping nodes; and it further extends the use of my own "top ontology" (introduced in my book).
There are now two diagrams: a contracted and an expanded version. When you use CmapTools, you [...]
October 2, 2009
I spent 3 days in Lyon this week, in meetings with European project colleagues and learning technology standardization people. This model had a good airing, and there was lots of discussion and feedback. So it has developed quite a lot over the three days from the previous version.
So, let's start at the top left. The [...]
September 28, 2009
As promised, the model is gently evolving from the initial one posted.
Starting from the left, I've added a "creates" relationship between the assessing body and the assessment specification, to mirror the one for learning. Then, I've reversed the arrows and amended the relationship captions accordingly, for some of the middle part of the diagram. This [...]
September 22, 2009
First of an projected series setting out a conceptual model including learning, evaluation and awarding, in time showing the evolution of a conceptual model and the reasons and motives behind that.
September 21, 2009
I was in Umeå last week -- at the NORDLET conference -- but also there were lots of ISO SC36 people coming for their meeting. Now SC36 is trying to put forward a "PDTR" -- draft technical report -- "ITLET - Conceptual reference model for competencies and related objects" which I have been interested in [...]