The development of an infrastructure to support lifelongcompetence development, based on learning design

  • Rob Koper (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    Invited Address, OD@06 conference, Oviedo, Spain, 25-27 September 2006 ( current worldwide competitive economy places new demands on both individual workers, groups, and organisations. Central to these demands is the need to continuously develop and manage the competences whichprovide a competitive advantage to individuals, groups and organisations.Furthermore there is a need for personal development during lifetime for various reasons: hobbies, interests, change of job, update of competences, get up-to-date.In order to support the development of competences during lifetime,we are developing a class of systems that can be called "Personal Competence Development Systems (PCDS)". These systems support individuals and groups to develop new competences by selecting and performing a variety of learning activities, manage their competenties, update their knowledge, contact peers and experts, etc.New activity-centered developments like IMS Learning Design,Blogging/RSS, ePortfolios, Social Software and new forms of competence &performance assessment will all play a critical role in a PCDS.In our current work we are researching and developing a unified, integrated, standards-based, open-source PCDS that can be used by any person, team, company, school and university to develop and update competences in a specific discipline or profession.
    PeriodSept 2006
    Event titleOD@06 Conference
    Event typeConference
    LocationOviedo, SpainShow on map