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Expanded IMS roles vocabulary and eduCourse revisions

The set of role types that a Person can have for their Memberships. The core vocabulary is:
· Learner
· Instructor
· ContentDeveloper
· Member
· Manager
· Mentor
· Administrator
· TeachingAssistant
· Officer

Rule B.1-01: Learner – the role of someone undergoing some form of formal learning;
Rule B.1-02: Instructor – the role as teaching instructor for learning material presented through the Membership;
Rule B.1-03: ContentDeveloper – the role as an author of content for learning material presented through the Membership;
Rule B.1-04: Member – the role as a Member of the associated Membership;
Rule B.1-05: Manager – the role as manager of the Group for which Membership is being defined;
Rule B.1-06: Mentor – the role as a personal mentor of other individuals in the Membership;
Rule B.1-07: Administrator – the role as formal administrator in the Membership;
Rule B.1-08: TeachingAssistant – the role as teaching assistant to an Instructor in the Membership;
Rule B.1-09: Officer – the role as an officer of organization e.g. Chair, Secretary, etc in the Membership.

The set of sub-role types that a Person can have for their Memberships. The core vocabulary is (the context role vocabulary is also given):

· Learner – someone who usually learns within a specific course structure

— Learner – typical learner
— NonCreditLearner – a learner who is enrolled through the same process as learner, but is not receiving credit for this course
— GuestLearner – a learner who is not enrolled in the same process as a learner is, may or may not receive credit for the course
— ExternalLearner – a learner who is not a member of the institution)
— Instructor – someone who usually teaches within a specific course structure;

· Instructor – typical instructor

— PrimaryInstructor – an instructor who is primarily responsible for the instruction
— Lecturer – an instructor that has limited permissions to modify the course
— GuestInstructor – an instructor who is teaching this course outside of their normal responsibilities
— ExternalInstructor – an instructor who is not a member of the institution;

· ContentDeveloper – someone who usually develops materials within a specific course structure

— ContentDeveloper – typical content developer
— Librarian – a librarian who provides content support
— ContentExpert – an expert that participates in the course because of their knowledge e.g. guest speaker, artist in residence, etc.
— ExternalContentExpert – an expert who is not a member of the institution that participates in the course because of their knowledge e.g. guest speaker, artist in residence, etc.

· Member

— Member – typical member

· Manager – someone who usually interacts with multiple course structures

— Manager – typical manager
— AreaManager – provides assistance, administration, and/or support to multiple course structures, e.g. Departmental Staff, Cohort Leader, etc.
— CourseCoordinator – provides assistance to a set of course structures that are related, a lab manager, etc.
— Observer – views multiple course structures for non-instructional purposes, e.g. Peer review committee, accreditation staff, etc.
— ExternalObserver – person that is not a member of the institution that views multiple course structures for non-instructional purposes, e.g. Peer review committee, Accreditation staff, etc.

· Mentor – someone who usually works with a specific course structure with a specific learner

— Mentor – typical mentor
— Reviewer – reviews work by learners
— Advisor – advises learners
— Auditor – audits learner activities e.g. staff that verifies continuing eligibility for a scholarship, etc.
— Tutor – works with individual learners to assist in their instruction
— LearningFacilitator – works with individual learner to access materials e.g. translator, assistant for persons of differing abilities, etc.
— ExternalMentor – a user who is not a member of the institution that mentors learners
— ExternalReviewer – a user who is not a member of the institution that reviews work by learners
— ExternalAdvisor – a user who is not a member of the institution that advises learners
— ExternalAuditor – a user who is not a member of the institution that audits learner activities e.g. staff that verifies continuing eligibility for a scholarship, etc.
— ExternalTutor – a user who is not a member of the institution that works with individual learners to assist in their instruction
— ExternalLearningFacilitator – a user who is not a member of the institution that works with individual learner to access materials e.g. translator, assistant for persons of differing abilities, etc.

· Administrator – someone who typically works with a system and all sub-structures (LMS, SIS, etc.)

— Administrator – typical administrator
— Support – provides support for the system, usually has fewer privileges then an administrator
— Developer – provides programmatic development for use in a LMS, SIS, or associated tool(s)
— SystemAdministrator – has greater privileges then an administrator
— ExternalSystemAdministrator – a user who is not a member of the institution that provides support, e.g. vendor support accounts, 3rd party support accounts, etc.
— ExternalDeveloper – a user who is not a member of the institution that provides programmatic development for use in a LMS, SIS, or associated tool(s))
— ExternalSupport – a user who is not a member of the institution that provides support for the system, usually has fewer privileges then an administrator;

· TeachingAssistant: – someone who usually has a subset of instructional responsibilities for some portion of a course structure
— TeachingAssistant – typical teaching assistant
— TeachingAssistantSection – a teaching assistant for a section
— TeachingAssistantSectionAssociation – a teaching assistant for a section association
— TeachingAssistantOffering – a teaching assistant for a offering
— TeachingAssistantTemplate – a teaching assistant for a template
— TeachingAssistantGroup – a teaching assistant for a group
— Grader – primary responsibility is assignment of grades.

· Officer: – someone who an executive/administrative role in a formally organized group
— Chair – Chair of the Group
— Secretary – Secretary to the Group
— Treasurer – Treasurer to the Group
— ViceChair – Vice Chair to the Group
— Communications – communications officer for the Group.

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