Towards a Human Resource Development Ontology for Combining Competence Management and Technology-Enhanced Workplace Learning

  • Andreas Schmidt
  • Christine Kunzmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4278)


Competencies as abstractions of work-relevant human behaviour have emerged as a promising concept for making human skills, knowledge and abilities manageable and addressable. On the organizational level, competence management uses competencies for integrating the goal-oriented shaping of human assets into management practice. On the operational and technical level, technology-enhanced workplace learning uses competencies for fostering learning activities of individual employees. It should be obvious that these two perspectives belong together, but in practice, a common conceptualization of the domain is needed. In this paper, we want to present such a reference ontology that builds on existing approaches and experiences from two case studies.


Knowledge Management Human Resource Development Workplace Learning Competency Level Competence Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Schmidt
    • 1
  • Christine Kunzmann
    • 2
  1. 1.FZI Research Center for Information Technologies – Information Process EngineeringKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Kompetenzorientierte PersonalentwicklungKönigsbach-SteinGermany

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