The MERG suite: Tools for discovering competencies and associated learning resources

Ravi Teja Bhupatiraju, William R. Hersh, Valerie Smothers, Michael Fordis, Peter S. Greene

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Background: As the demands for competency-based education grow, the need for standards-based tools to allow for publishing and discovery of competency-based learning content is more pressing. This project focused on developing federated discovery services for competency-based medical e-learning content. Methods: We built a tool suite for authoring and discovery of medical e-learning metadata. The end-user usability of the tool suite was evaluated through a web-based survey. Results: The suite, implemented as an open-source system, was evaluated to identify areas for improvement. Conclusion: The MERG suite is a starting point for organizations implementing competency-based e-learning resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalSource Code for Biology and Medicine
StatePublished - May 14 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Systems and Management


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