THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAPQFTOOL - A Software Tool for National Qualifications Frameworks

Philippos Pouyioutas, Harald Gjermundrod, Ioanna Dionysiou

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.

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Pouyioutas P., Gjermundrod H. and Dionysiou I. (2011). THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAPQFTOOL - A Software Tool for National Qualifications Frameworks . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 273-279. DOI: 10.5220/0003306602730279


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@conference{csedu11,
author={Philippos Pouyioutas and Harald Gjermundrod and Ioanna Dionysiou},
title={THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAPQFTOOL - A Software Tool for National Qualifications Frameworks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={273-279},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003306602730279},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAPQFTOOL - A Software Tool for National Qualifications Frameworks
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Pouyioutas P.
AU - Gjermundrod H.
AU - Dionysiou I.
PY - 2011
SP - 273
EP - 279
DO - 10.5220/0003306602730279