ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 WG3 (C) - Overview
ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36-WG3 Participant Information has been formed in the beginning of year 2002 (36N0167), with the original purpose “to track LTSC, IMS, CEN/ISSS, National Body and other progress in the area of learner information standards” (36N0068). The original terms of reference were worded as follows: “IT-related standardization for information associated with or about learners, and its supporting technologies”. One year later, it was decided to replace the word “learner” by the word “participant” in all projects title and in the title of the Working Group as well (36N0406) in order to broaden the scope.
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Since then, some of the standards such IMS-LIP or the IMS-RDCEO which were considered as “not matured enough” (36N0068) have been implemented or used as a basis for implementation, and new needs for standardization appeared, due to the increased variety of learning environments.
In the meantime, several new projects relating to “participant information” were launched by SC36. Some of them were then transferred to the newly formed WG7, others are emerging in other working groups, such as the need for information models about roles in WG2.
In 2008, Canada has proposed to revise WG3 scope (36N1356), and a first discussion was hold during the Wuhan meeting. The necessity to align the new scope with strategic documents appeared there, and the discussion was supposed to continue in London. This discussion was differed due to other priorities, but needs to be resumed in Toronto.
As a basis for discussion, the following wording is proposed for the scope of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36-WG3:
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36-WG 3 develops standards related to Participant Information, i.e. information associated with, tracked by, tracked for, and about participants in information technology systems for learning, education and training (ITLET). This includes:
- information about social roles and organisational positions endorsed by participants within an ITLET system;
- personal information about participants using an ITLET system, including factual, contextual and biographical information;
- shared information between a participant using an ITLET system and an organisation, about the activity of the participant within the organisation;
- any information needed by a learning environment to provide adequately the relevant services of an ITLET system to which the participant is a registered member.
|ISO/IEC 24763 Conceptual Reference Model for Competencies and Related Objects
The standardization concept is the Conceptual Reference Model defined as a framework for potential information models related to competencies. The standarization work is focused on providing classes and properties that are common across multiple use cases. These classes and properties provide reference points for attributes and information structures included in the information models. The information models in turn can provide frameworks that may be used to develop bindings to specific data structures and formats.
ISO/IEC TR24763 provides a formal representation of the conceptual scheme, or "world view", underlying the database applications and documentation systems related to competencies that are used by learning, education, and training organizations and their respective communities.