Design Considerations for Competency Functionality Within a Learning Ecosystem

  • Irina Kondratova
  • Heather Molyneaux
  • Helene Fournier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10295)


This paper provides a review of the current trends within competency based training and management and the challenges with competency management frameworks in Canada. The paper builds on earlier work by the authors related to digital systems for competency management, a market analysis report for competency management systems and a literature review on competency management systems in Canada. The authors also elaborate on current and proposed design solutions for competency functionality in the context of the Learning and Performance Support (LPSS) program at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and on the results of user surveys and usability studies of the LPSS system related to competency and skills development.


Competency management Learning and performance support Personal learning environment Collaborative learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irina Kondratova
    • 1
  • Heather Molyneaux
    • 1
  • Helene Fournier
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Computer Interaction Team, Information and Communications TechnologiesNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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