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On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 14:48 +0200, Inge Wallin wrote:
On Friday, October 29, 2010 10:18:20 Ian wrote:
On Fri, 2010-10-29 at 01:40 +0200, Inge Wallin wrote:


Or get a port of LO/OOo to cell phones!

Is that really possible?

Nothing is impossible, but it will probably be very difficult!

We are planning a certification for LO/OOo based on the European
Qualifications |framework. Do you think there would be interest in a
similar certification for Koffice? We have pretty well all the
facilities in place, government and industry endorsement, on-line
technology for recording evidence, quality assurance and certificate
delivery. It would not be a lot of work to make this fit Koffice as well
as LO/OOo. I think if an Office Suite dominates cell phone technology it
will become the next MS Office or something close to it.

I think there would indeed be interest in such a certification.

But I must admit that I know nothing about it.  What is the purpose of the 
certification and what advantages do you get by having it?  And how much work 
is involved in getting it?

The certification really tells people that the holder of the certificate
is competent at a particular level in the applications. Some governments
use it to make sure training providers do provide the training because
the certification company is effectively providing independent quality
assurance. There are already vendor certifications for MSO (several) and
more general certifications such as ECDL. ECDL certificated 9 million
people last year in 43 countries. That would provide enough revenue to
employ 100 or more developers for K-Office (Or OOo or odf).

Our certification is based on the UK Qualifications and credit framework
which is government regulated and referenced to the European
Qualifications Framework which is only a couple of year old. It is
competency based so if the candidate can provide evidence that they meet
the assessment criteria they can be certificated. We authorise assessors
to do this subject to us sampling their work for consistency. The
evidence is provided via a customised Drupal CMS. 

There are some videos showing how the system works at

Ofqual Accredited IT Qualifications
A new approach to assessment for learning - 01827 305940

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