SWOT Analysis of Standards and Specifications
Objective and Methodology
The ICOPER Consortium has identified a number of experts to help evaluating strengths and weaknesses of standards and specifications related to competency-based learning and teaching, both, from a researchers' and a practitioners' points-of-view.
The ICOPER Experts Summit
A meeting in Leuven (Belgium), referred to as ICOPER Experts Summit, was organized where a highly interactive workshop style format was adopted. In the pre-phase of the meeting the invited experts were asked to go through a short questionnaire. This allowed us to collect their opinions on the importance of some interoperability issues which were contextualized in the final five ICOPER-relevant visions which we call interoperability scenarios for learning outcome (competence-based) learning.
The five visions for outcome based education:
Vision 1: Sharing Learning Outcomes – from the Study Programme into the Lecture into the Learner Profile
Vision 2: Sharing Learning Designs: Collaborating Around the Design of Courses
Vision 3: Sharing Learning Content: An Authoring Round Trip
Vision 4: The Life Cycle of an Assessment Resource: From the Authoring to the Learner’s Personal Achievement Profile
Vision 5 (future Vision): Adaptive Study Programme Design and Delivery
These five visions have formed the basis for the five interoperability scenarios and were evaluated during the Experts Summit in Leuven on 31st May 2010. For a detailed analysis of the results of this meeting please see section 7 of deliverable D-8.6.