Phil Barker reports, "back in May some new properties developed by LRMI were added to schema.org that simplify and expand how schema.org can be used to describe learning resources and educational events. The new properties are:
- teaches: The item being described is intended to help a person learn the competency or learning outcome defined by the referenced term.
- assesses: The item being described is intended to assess the competency or learning outcome defined by the referenced term."
This is part of a general trend toward defining resources in terms of competencies rather than in terms of traditional subjects or grades. Barker offers a longer description, with examples, of the new properties.