CEN/TC 353 - Working Fields
|The strategies of the CEN/TC 353 will work according to the following priorities, that are not exclusive and are in no particular order.
- Development of a well defined European data model and guidelines for expressing, referencing and capturing measurable characteristics of simple and complex competencies.
- Identification of existing competency maps and taxonomies and development of guidelines on taxonomies and vocabularies. Including harmonization and mapping of vocabularies used to express European curricula and competencies. Every organisation that is engaged in the fields of formal education, technical, vocational or corporate training or workforce development is creating its own competency definitions and structures. Many of them are involved in the design and implementation of digital repositories in order to support the storage, search, retrieval and management of these definitions, thus dealing with issues ranging from learning resource discovery to accreditation or skill gap analysis, depending on the context of the application. However, the use of different information models or assumptions makes the exchange, between such repositories and the referencing of competency and skills definitions by relevant systems, an impossible task.
- Develop frameworks, specifications and guidelines to improve the quality and transparency of organisations, processes, products and services.
- Develop guidelines for stakeholders to improve the transparency of educational processes (e.g., identifying & Choosing E-Learning offers)
- Localizing international standards (e.g., ISO/IEC 19796-1)
- Providing guidance to stakeholders involved in quality development
- To improve quality competencies for European stakeholders
|Vocabularies and Frameworks
- Development of European learning, education and training vocabularies and frameworks around which software vendors, tool producers and content authors may work in order to provide a greater level of interoperability and application of tools.
- Provide interoperability specifications for the exchange a range of European curriculum information initially aimed at school systems, but also applicable in a wider inclusive lifelong learning context.
- Development of a practical approach towards interoperability between existing and future repositories for learning whose purpose is the safe storage or delivery, and also administration and configuration management for learning objects. This will consider the European needs for the interoperability of repositories for learning, systems to support the creation of a viable, sustained infrastructure for exchanging learning objects and the associated metadata. This will be based on the experiences of the successful EC-funded projects ARIADNE, UNIVERSAL, and ELENA plus reference to other European initiatives such as ARIADNE‘s repository implementations.
- Integration with systems e.g. knowledge management systems
- The sharing of education related data, services, content and tools achieved through clearer technical agreements between all parties, without losing the value of expression typical of each European community‘s language and culture.