Education Management in Healthcare Communities

Juha Puustjärvi, Leena Puustjärvi

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Building a personal curriculum in continuous education is a challenge as there are several educational institutions that provide various courses, and there are no unified ways the content of the courses is presented. Further, in many organizations it is of high importance that the personal curriculums are in the lines with the skills and competences needed in the organization. In this paper, we describe how a healthcare community can exploit modern ICT technologies in managing continuous education. The corner stone of our solution is our designed Education ontology. It is an integration of the Employee Ontology, Competence ontology, Business Rule ontology, and Learning Object ontology. Such an integrated ontology enables a wide variety of queries that cannot be processed on a single ontology, i.e., we can achieve outcomes that would not be obtainable by functioning independently. In our cloud-based architecture the applications are revolved around the shared Education ontology. Thus anyone with a suitable internet connection and a standard browser can access the applications in the cloud.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Number of pages5
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE international conference on industrial engineering and engineering management - Selangor , Malaysia
Duration: 9 Dec 201412 Dec 2014
Conference number: 21

Bibliographical note

Jufo_ID 73486.

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Engineering education, continuing education, competences, data infrastructures, ontologies, cloud computing

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