IMS RDCEO - Current Version
Title: “IMS Reusable Definition of Competency or Educational Objective”
Release Date: 25 October 2002
Status: Final Specification
Authors: Dan Rehak, Claude Ostyn, Robby Robson
The electronic version is available at IMS Competencies Web site.
This version is composed of the following documents:
- Information Model. Describes the core aspects of the specification and is normative for any binding claiming to use this information model. It contains details of: semantics, structure, data types, value spaces, multiplicity, and obligation (i.e., whether mandatory or optional).
- XML Binding. Describes a binding of the Information Model to XML version 1.0 and is normative for any XML instance that claims to use this binding, whether by reference to the specification or by declaration of the namespace reserved by the specification. In cases of error or omission, the Information Model takes precedence. The RDCEO XML Binding is released with a control document using W3C Schema Language that should be used in implementations.
- Best Practices and Implementation Guide. Provides non-normative guidance on application of the Information Model and XML Binding. This includes reference to existing practice in handling information that this specification seeks to support and guidance on practices that will promote interoperability and durability. It also includes examples to illustrate how the conceptual framework maps to practical uses and to identify the relationship between this specification and related IMS specifications. Implementers are encouraged, but not required, to follow guidance in this part of the specification.