OPEN SKILLS MANAGEMENT TOOL
The Open Skills Management Tool (OSMT, pronounced
"oz-mit") is a free, open-source database technology
that facilitates the creation, storage, and publication of Rich Skill Descriptors (RSD) for sharing and reuse.
GOALS OF OSMT
Establish a community-based approach to technology innovation.
Create a community of contributors with a shared data structure.
Share skills data for adoption and reuse in higher education and job descriptions.
Open innovation for rapidly responding technology solutions.
Ability to create, batch import, manage, and publish RSD collections for use.
Search and filter available skills data.
Ability for an organization to publish and share RSDs to broad audiences.
Support standardization and consistency.
Sharing of skills data for adoption and reuse.
OSMT helps to further the goal of a common skills language by organizing and sharing skills-related data. An open-source technology allows anyone to use the tool collaboratively to define RSDs, so that those skills are translatable and transferable across educational institutions and hiring organizations within curricula and job descriptions.