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Course DRAFT Specification v. 0.1-draft

Specification describing a course.


Contributors

The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Training Materials group.

Group Leader(s)
Other team members

Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran

Aleksandra Nenadic

Andra Waagmeester

Cath Brooksbank

Chris Taylor

Christa Janko

Claire Johnson

Dan Timmons

Dominique Batista

Guillermo Calderon Mantilla

John Van Horn

Lee Larcombe

Martin Cook

Michael R Crusoe

Niall Beard

Peter McQuilton

Philippe Rocca-Serra

Rafael C Jimenez

Sarah Morgan

Susanna A Sansone

Terri Atwood

Victoria Dominguez

Description

This specification must be used in tandem with a courseInstance. A course is used to describe the broad, common aspects of a recurring training event - whereas a course instance is about the specific times and location of when that course is held.


Schema.org hierarchy

This is a new Profile that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:

Thing > CreativeWork > Course



Key to specification table

Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.

Schema.org properties/types are red.

Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.

External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.


CD = Cardinality


Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
audience Audience
Schema:

An intended audience, i.e. a group for whom something was created. Supersedes serviceAudience.


ONE
coursePrerequisites AlignmentObject
Course
Text
Schema:

Requirements for taking the Course. May be completion of another Course or a textual description like “permission of instructor”. Requirements may be a pre-requisite competency, referenced using AlignmentObject.


Bioschemas:

Pre-requisite requirments before you can take this course.

MANY
description Text
Schema:

A description of the item.


ONE
keywords Text
Schema:

Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.


Bioschemas:

Keywords describing course. Use terms from Controlled Vocabularies where possible, e.g., EDAM.

MANY

EDAM

name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


Bioschemas:

Title of the course

ONE
rdf:type URL
Schema:

This is used by validation tools to indentify the profile used. You must use the value specified in the Controlled Vocabulary column.


Bioschemas:

This is used by validation tools to indentify the profile used. You must use the value specified in the Controlled Vocabulary column.

ONE
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


Bioschemas:

URL fo the course page.

ONE
Marginality: Recommended.
producer Organization
Person
Schema:

The person or organization who produced the work (e.g. music album, movie, tv/radio series etc.).


Bioschemas:

Faciliator/contact person.

MANY
Marginality: Optional.
author Organization
Person
Schema:

The author of this content or rating. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.


MANY
courseCode Text
Schema:

The identifier for the Course used by the course provider (e.g. CS101 or 6.001).


Bioschemas:

About this course.

ONE
hasCourseInstance CourseInstance
Schema:

An offering of the course at a specific time and place or through specific media or mode of study or to a specific section of students.


MANY
image ImageObject
URL
Schema:

An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.


ONE
inLanguage Language
Text
Schema:

The language of the content or performance or used in an action. Please use one of the language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard. See also availableLanguage. Supersedes language.


ONE
provider Organization
Person
Schema:

The service provider, service operator, or service performer; the goods producer. Another party (a seller) may offer those services or goods on behalf of the provider. A provider may also serve as the seller. Supersedes carrier.


Bioschemas:

Host organization.

MANY
sponsor Organization
Person
Schema:

A person or organization that supports a thing through a pledge, promise, or financial contribution. e.g. a sponsor of a Medical Study or a corporate sponsor of an event.


MANY
thumbnailUrl URL
Schema:

A thumbnail image relevant to the Thing.


ONE

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