An open learning map

In previous posts about the “knowledge map,” I’ve toyed with the idea of someone being able to follow a blueprint for a suggested order for building knowledge. David Wiley recently announced an open project, in conjunction with Lumen, which might achieve this end: “Open” in the Age of Competency-based Education (iterating toward openness).

These continuously improved, openly licensed competency maps will provide much deeper insight into the multiple trajectories from novice to competence in each domain, together with a characterization and ordering of the smaller competencies inside each dimension of competence.

As I understand it, this open knowledge map might plot entire domains of objectives/competencies within a given discipline. Perhaps with good metadata for educational resources (for content discovery), we might inch closer to a 21st century curriculum.