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InLOC (Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences)

InLOC provides ways of representing intended learning outcomes, including knowledge, skills and competence (or "competencies"), so that the related information may be communicated between and used by ICT tools and services of all kinds, interoperably. The Overview and Orientation explains a little more for people who have not come across InLOC before.

The InLOC project delivered its main work at the end of April 2013, and dissemination is now ongoing. InLOC is a practical solution both to managers of frameworks of skill, competence, etc., and to developers and vendors of tools dealing with related information. If you cannot find answers to your questions here and in the following pages, please contact the team.

InLOC outputs

CEN Workshop Agreements

All three are now agreed by the Workshop, but it will probably be published as one CWA in three parts.

Bindings

Other outputs

  • The Final Report is viewable by registered WS-LT members.
  • The annex InLOC and the Europass CS explains both the relationship of InLOC and the Certificate Supplement, and why there is no application profile for the CS.

Background

This European funded project, called InLOC, allows descriptions of learning outcomes and competences to be managed and exchanged.

InLOC enables services that guide people to and through learning into employment. It supports mobility by enabling links to be made between information about a learner's capability, employers' requirements and intended outcomes of learning opportunities.

An information model has been created for representing both learning outcomes and competences. The models published by InLOC in this field are able to express a wide range of information and clarify relationships between components.

The final technical specification will be put forward, when considered appropriate, as a European Standard (EN).

Is it for you?

InLOC has produced guidelines and specifications to support those who have a stake in developing or using information about learner or employee abilities.

It is intended for:

  • competence model and framework developers
  • learning systems providers
  • recruitment and human resources (HR) management systems providers
  • policy makers
  • assessment and accreditation bodies
  • participants in specifications and standards development
  • curricula managers

InLOC has relevance to all sectors of professional and vocational development, training and education, whether in the workplace or in school, vocational or higher education.

Contribute

Even as the main part of the project has concluded, there are several opportunities for you to help ensure that the project takes account of existing good practice and meets your future needs. If you would like to share your experience and requirements, attend events or be kept informed about InLOC developments, please email one of the appointed project team members.

The team

Team actively taking forward InLOC from June 2013:

  • Cleo Sgouropoulou
  • Henk Vos, Rapasso
  • Jad Najjar
  • Jan Górecki
  • Marc van Coillie
  • Neil Bachelor, Omnifolio
  • Simon Grant, asimong@gmail.com

Experts engaged directly up to April 2013:

  • Simon Grant (team leader) asimong@gmail.com
  • Mike Collett
  • Marc van Coillie
  • Jan Górecki
  • Jad Najjar
  • Cleo Sgouropoulou
  • Christian M. Stracke

InLOC has now completed its main work in early 2013, funded by the ICT Standardisation Work Programme of the European Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry, and managed by the CEN Workshop on Learning Technologies.

For detail of the original specification of the project, please see the terms of reference from the call for experts.

See the five area of InLOC work.

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  1. Jan 11, 2013

    Adam Cooper says:

    I think it would be rather useful for a couple of people to hack up a data creat...

    I think it would be rather useful for a couple of people to hack up a data creator and a data receiver. There is nothing quite like coding it up for road-testing, especially for finding whether there are too many degrees of freedom for practical interoperability or too few for practical utility.