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Use case titles

  1. Learner reviews educational achievement data
  2. An external reviewer views educational achievement data at a transition point
  3. Researcher compiles and examines educational achievement data looking for trends
  4. Learner sends educational achievement data to an external reviewer in support of education, training, job, or credentials application

Key People and Systems (Actors)

Learner

An individual engaged in study, training, or self assessment.

Local portfolio system

A local electronic portfolio system hosted and managed by an academic institution.

eFolio

A central electronic educational portfolio system. 

External reviewer

An individual who reviews learner data as part of an education, assessment, or decision-making process.

Researcher

An individual who examines educational data looking for patterns or trends.


ID

EDAC1

Title

Learner reviews educational achievement data

Actors

Learner, eFolio, local portfolio systems

Trigger event

A learner requests a copy of her educational achievement record, potentially in preparation for a career, training, or education transition point.

Sucess end condition

The learner receives a complete, up-to-date copy of her educational achievements.

Assumptions

An eFolio system has access to the learner's educational achievement data in one or more local portfolio systems.

Description

Write a step by step narrative description of how the user and system interact to achieve the end goal. This doesn't have to be technical, it just describes what you want the technology to do for you.

Transaction

What are the important system to system transactions that might require standards?

Exceptions

What happens if things go wrong?

Potential Standards

If a particular transaction points to the need for a data exchange standard, give a general title for that standard here.

ID

An ID unique within this working group

Title

Title that summarizes the user's goal in the use case, for example, "Searching for learning at the point of care."

Actors

List the actors involved in this use case. An actor is a system or a role a person might take in interacting with a system. For example, a physician learner could be an actor, or a learning management system.

Trigger event

If there is an event that precedes and triggers this use case, list it here. For example, the trigger event for a point of care learning experience would be "A clinician has a clinical question at the point of care."

Sucess end condition

If the user's goal is accomplished, what is the end result? For example, "The clinician accesses learning that addresses her clinical questions."

Assumptions

If there are any assumptions or prerequisite action that must be taken, list them here. The user having logged in successfully may be an assumption.

Description

Write a step by step narrative description of how the user and system interact to achieve the end goal. This doesn't have to be technical, it just describes what you want the technology to do for you.

Transaction

What are the important system to system transactions that might require standards?

Exceptions

What happens if things go wrong?

Potential Standards

If a particular transaction points to the need for a data exchange standard, give a general title for that standard here.

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