The MERG suite

Tools for discovering competencies and associated learning resources

Ravi Teja Bhupatiraju, William (Bill) Hersh, Valerie Smothers, Michael Fordis, Peter S. Greene

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Abstract

Background: As the demands for competency-based education grow, the need for standards-based tools to allow for publishing and discovery of competency-based learning content is more pressing. This project focused on developing federated discovery services for competency-based medical e-learning content. Methods: We built a tool suite for authoring and discovery of medical e-learning metadata. The end-user usability of the tool suite was evaluated through a web-based survey. Results: The suite, implemented as an open-source system, was evaluated to identify areas for improvement. Conclusion: The MERG suite is a starting point for organizations implementing competency-based e-learning resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalSource Code for Biology and Medicine
Volume3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2008

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Competency-Based Education
Metadata
Education
Resources
Competency
Electronic learning
Surveys and Questionnaires
Open source
Web-based
End users
Service discovery
Pressing
Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics

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The MERG suite : Tools for discovering competencies and associated learning resources. / Bhupatiraju, Ravi Teja; Hersh, William (Bill); Smothers, Valerie; Fordis, Michael; Greene, Peter S.

In: Source Code for Biology and Medicine, Vol. 3, 7, 14.05.2008.

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Bhupatiraju, Ravi Teja ; Hersh, William (Bill) ; Smothers, Valerie ; Fordis, Michael ; Greene, Peter S. / The MERG suite : Tools for discovering competencies and associated learning resources. In: Source Code for Biology and Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 3.
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