Learning can be ethereal and abstract. When it comes to employees, organizations need to remember the variations in learning levels of their workforces and reskill employees to keep up with changing technology and culture. Surprisingly enough, taxonomies can help. This interesting topic came to us from ATD Education in their article, “Putting Taxonomies to Work: Skills Tagging for Deep Capability Building and Experiential Learning.”
A taxonomy can help with skills classification and learning program design. In assessments featuring hard skills vs. human skills, it categorizes and classifies the appropriate responses to a situation.
A controlled vocabulary is needed to ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what is to be indexed. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make information findable. Whether it’s an upgrade to an existing information system or the creation of one from scratch, Access Innovations works closely with its clients on custom thesauri and taxonomies.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, changing search to found.