Curriculum as linked data in the Netherlands

The last three years SLO has developed a common core curriculum framework to be used as linked data set. The idea  behind the development of the Dutch Digital Curriculum Framework (DDCF) is to make curriculum descriptions more consistent, flexible and easier  to be used  in ICT applications. On the other hand are developments in the Netherlands similar to initiatives in other countries such as United States and Norway. For the development of de digital curriculum existing core objectives (kerndoelen) and examination programs (eindtermen en syllaby) are lined up in learning trajectories (doorlopende leerlijnen) and specified in a common core curriculum. The website gives a textual representation of this linked data set.

For each subject (vak) a set of core topics (vakkernen) are defined and specified in common core curriculum (kernprogramma's). This common core curriculum is validated by publishers, teachers and curriculum matterexperts. Each core topic is related to a set of core objectives and examination statements.

Eventually for each core topic and learning level intermediate objectives (tussendoelen) are defined.

Intermediate goals for secondary education for the core topic "Burgerschap" in the subject Geography (Aardrijkskunde)

To meet the linked data requirements this means that topics and objectives were split up, described and harmonized to come to a structured set of objects that can be adressed individually based on unique identifiers.
The linked data set based on the core programs is available trough a technical infrastructure maintained by Edustandaard. The website gives  access to the linked data set.