Credential Engine: Pathways Data Model and CTDL Terms Proposal
Presenters: Jeanne Kitchens, Associate Director in Workforce Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and consultant for Credential Engine and Stuart A. Sutton, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Information School at University of Washington-Seattle and metadata consultant for Credential Engine
Thursday, January 17th 2019: 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
Abstract: Schools, states, professional organizations, employers, and many other organizations design pathways to achieve education and career goals. To address the need for descriptions of pathways to be machine actionable, the Credential Engine has convened a work group to develop a data model and terms based on Linked Open Data principles. The Pathways Work Group has concluded with a proposal for the model and terms to be included with the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL). The CTDL is available for anyone to use under an open license. The model and terms are now in a review period. Stuart Sutton and Jeanne Kitchens will provide an overview of the data model and terms and invite participants to provide input.