The development of MapQFTool: A software tool for National Qualifications Frameworks

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Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary stages of the design of MapQFTool, a software tool that will provide support to the understanding and comparability of the National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) of the various European countries. The paper starts by providing background information on the Bologna Process and the Qualifications Frameworks. It then addresses the limitations of trying to map the various NQFs against the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), and through the EQF against each other. It then proceeds with explaining the advantages of automating this process with a software tool and provides examples of information that can be generated through the proposed tool. A relational database design that will underpin the development of the tool is described, accompanied with screenshots of the system prototype and its architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Pages273-279
Number of pages7
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2011 - Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Duration: 6 May 20118 May 2011

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2011
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijkerhout
Period6/05/118/05/11

Keywords

  • European qualifications framework
  • National qualifications frameworks and software tools

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    Pouyioutas, P., Gjermundrod, H., & Dionysiou, I. (2011). The development of MapQFTool: A software tool for National Qualifications Frameworks. In CSEDU 2011 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (Vol. 2, pp. 273-279)