JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 9(12): 1428-1436, doi: 10.3217/jucs-009-12-1428
Applying Competence Prerequisite Structures for eLearning and Skill Management
expand article infoCord Hockemeyer, Owen Conlan§, Vincent Wade§, Dietrich Albert
‡ University of Graz, Austria§ Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Open Access
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.
skill management, eLearning, personalised hypermedia