Tutorial: Understanding SkillDisplay Platform Basics

This short 4-step tutorial will introduce you to the most basic concepts of the SkillDisplay platform.

What is a Skill?

A skill is the smallest form of knowledge.

The description tells you what the skill is about.
The goals tell you what you have to achieve.
Resources lead to relevant source material.
Tags group different skills with certain labels.
Prerequisites are other skills you should already possess before attempting to acquire this skill.

A skill is designed in a way, that allows grasping the basic concept (not mastering it), in a maximum of 10 minutes

What is a SkillTree?

The SkillTree consists of connected knowledge (skills) in the form of a tree.

It describes the dependencies between certain skills. A SkillTree is a structure of all knowledge and can be separated into smaller, more specific SkillTrees.

What is a SkillSet?

A SkillSet is a group of skills in a SkillTree.

SkillSets can be created by a company, educational institution or a certifier based on existing skills. Those skills do not necessarily need to be connected. They can be created for internal trainings, school classes or as support for certification preparation.

On the SkillDisplay platform, every SkillSet has an overview, which shows all skills, along with the verification buttons.

What is a Verification?

Verifications are four ways to proof, what learners can do.
(The four buttons below are just for reference and are non-clickable)

The learner thinks he/she has the skill.

An educational institution confirms the skill.

An employer affirms the skill.

The learner passed the official certification exam.


Verify your abilities

Did you get all the basics about SkillDisplay so far? Seems like a good time to note that and claim your self-verification for the SkillDisplay Basics!
(If you are not yet registered you can click on "Anonymous Login" to test als the features of the platform and complete your registration at a later time)