‘Wiki standards’ and Qualifications Frameworks

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2008
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West, Paul
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF5: Cross-Cutting Theme // How radical is it to consider that any member of the public can post a qualification standard on a website, another can edit the same standard and anyone can update it on a regular basis? Even more radically, can such an approach be accommodated in national-, transnational- or regional qualifications frameworks? In our paper we try to open this debate to a broader audience by taking two opposite positions: Paul, with a background in the Wiki environment, argues that the development and maintenance of standards can be supported through ongoing general consensus, much like a WikiPedia article, and that daily changes to such standards simply reflect the natural daily changes in the world. James, with a background in qualifications framework development, argues that standards can only be developed by expert practitioners located in specific communities of practice. // Paper ID 100

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Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC),Standards
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Pan-Commonwealth
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