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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-009-12-1428


Applying Competence Prerequisite Structures for eLearning and Skill Management

Cord Hockemeyer (University of Graz, Austria)

Owen Conlan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Vincent Wade (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Dietrich Albert (University of Graz, Austria)

Abstract: Several approaches for formalising prerequisite structures on skills or competencies based on the psychological theory of knowledge space have been suggested and applied for adaptive eLearning. In this paper, we will discuss how these structures may be applied in skill management in a broader sense. After introducing some formal structures for prerequisite relationships between competencies, we will briefly present an example of an adaptive eLearning system based on this approach (APeLS). Several other aspects of the system which promise to be useful for advanced skill management are discussed. In the final part of this paper, we will discuss such broader applications of the model with respect to personal as well as to organisational skill management.

Keywords: eLearning, personalised hypermedia, skill management

Categories: H.5.4, J.4, K.4.3