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Occupational Skills & Standards

Definitions of National Occupational Standards

from the QCA
http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_8649.aspx
on the ukstandards site
http://www.ukstandards.org/About_occupational_standards/default.aspx
from a consultancy
http://www.themsc.org/standards/nos.html

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

UKCES home page
http://www.ukces.org.uk/
Guidance for Sector Skills Councils
http://www.ukces.org.uk/default.aspx?page=4415
List of SSCs
http://www.ukces.org.uk/default.aspx?page=16

Occupational Standards Directory: ukstandards

Occupational standards directory
http://www.ukstandards.org/
Occupational standards directory - into database
http://www.ukstandards.org/Find_Occupational_Standards.aspx

Skills for Health

Skills for Health home page
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Understanding Competences
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/tools/userguide/guide-gen-01.html
This is a useful (flash) guide to the use of competences.
Skills for Health completed frameworks
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/page/competences/completed-competences-projects/list
also a useful section on how National Occupational Standards can be used.
NHS Knowledge & Skills Framework
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4090843

Skillset - the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries

Home page
http://www.skillset.org/
Skillset's National Occupational Standards
http://www.skillset.org/standards/standards
Lantra (shares some standards)
http://www.lantra.co.uk/

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

QCA home page
http://www.qca.org.uk/
QCA on NVQs
http://www.qca.org.uk/14-19/qualifications/index_nvqs.htm

Awarding bodies

Awarding bodies - England
http://www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk/awarding-body/awarding+body+directory.seo.aspx
Awarding bodies - Scotland - SQA
see this page deep inside http://www.sqa.org.uk/

Technology

RCD / RDCEO

IEEE's WG20
http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg20/
IMS RDCEO - the precursor to RCD
http://www.imsglobal.org/competencies/

HR-XML

HR-XML's main site - materials downloadable but not directly on site
http://www.hr-xml.org/
The competency schema has a "UserArea" where you can put anything.
HR-XML's relevant schemas
http://ns.hr-xml.org/2_4/HR-XML-2_4/CPO/Competencies.xsd
http://ns.hr-xml.org/2_4/HR-XML-2_4/CPO/UserArea.xsd

Topic Maps

http://www.w3.org/TR/rdftm-survey/

RDF and the Semantic Web

Some ideas about equivalence, including mention of RDFa
http://www.simongrant.org/pubs/web/propsemwebequ.html

Introductory materials & presentations

rdf:about (Joshua Tauberer)
http://www.rdfabout.com/
An Introduction to RDF (Ian Davis)
http://research.talis.com/2005/rdf-intro/
Tutorial on Semantic Web Technologies (W3C - Ivan Herman)
http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/CorePresentations/RDFTutorial/
Introduction to the Semantic Web
http://www.w3.org/2007/Talks/0221-Bangalore-IH/Slides.html
State of the Semantic Web
http://www.w3.org/2007/Talks/0223-Bangalore-IH/Slides.html
Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework
An introduction from 2001 - a bit old
http://infomesh.net/2001/swintro/
A different style of reference/tutorial
http://www.w3schools.com/rdf/default.asp

W3C introductory and reference materials

http://www.w3.org/XML/
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
http://www.w3.org/RDF/
http://www.w3.org/RDF/Validator/
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-concepts/
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/
http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-guide/
Closely related: Turtle - Terse RDF Triple Language
http://www.dajobe.org/2004/01/turtle/

RDFa - embedding RDF information in XHTML

A good starting page
http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/
RDFa primer (W3C)
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
RDFa syntax and processing (W3C)
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rdfa-syntax-20080221/
older version of RDF/A syntax (W3C)
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/HTML/2005-rdfa-syntax
RDFa extractors: first is newer
http://www.w3.org/2007/08/pyRdfa/
http://torrez.us/rdfa/ may now be inaccurate
Bob DuCharme's introduction
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2007/02/14/introducing-rdfa.html which goes along with another excellent article of his called Put XHTML 2 to work now.
W3C validator for checking XHTML conformance
http://validator.w3.org/

FOAF

FOAF home page
http://www.foaf-project.org/
FOAF vocabulary spec
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/

Sources of relationship vocabulary

Dublin Core
http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
RDF & RDFS
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/
OWL-ref
http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/

Work related to skills/competence

Previous work by Simon Grant

TEN Competence Manchester paper, 2007
http://www.simongrant.org/pubs/TENComp/Manchester2007.html
TEN Competence Sofia paper, 2006
http://www.simongrant.org/pubs/TENComp/index.html
XCRI competencies paper
http://www.simongrant.org/inst/clients/jisc/XCRI_competencies.html
Skills Profiling Web Service project (2004-2005)
http://www.simongrant.org/inst/clients/jisc/SPWS/index.html

Work by others

L3S paper "A Model for Competence Gap Analysis"
http://dspace.ou.nl/handle/1820/1119
as presented at WebIST 2007 Conference, Barcelona.
Andreas Schmidt's Competence Ontology
http://professional-learning.eu/competence_ontology.shtml

Applications

XCRI - eXchanging Course Related Information
http://www.xcri.org/
page maintained by and © Simon Grant, edition 2008-06-05