|Title:||A Linked Data Competency Framework for Educators and Learners|
Linked Data is recognized as one of the underpinnings for open data, open science, and data-driven research and learning in the Semantic Web era. Questions still exist, however, about what should be expected as Linked Data related knowledge, skills, and learning outcomes, and where to find relevant learning materials. This webinar will introduce a competency framework that defines the knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice in the area of Linked Data, developed by the Linked Data for Professional Educators (LD4PE) project and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The webinar will give an overview of the structure and content of the Competency Index for Linked Data (95 competencies within six categories), which provides a concise and readable map of concepts and skills related to practices and technologies of Linked Data, and is for the benefit of interested learners and educators. The presentation will also introduce the LD4PE website, which provides a collection of several hundred learning resources that have been cataloged and mapped to the Competency Index.
Other publicly available resources include a number of roadmaps for various professionals and a package for learning Linked Data through an OCLC provided WorldCat Linked Data dataset.