A revolution in the sharing of knowledge…

Transforming e-Knowledge  
TABLE OF CONTENTS     Technologies, Standards, and Marketplaces for e-Knowledge
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Technologies, Standards, and Marketplaces for e-Knowledge

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e-Knowledge Standards and Specifications Organizations (indicative list)

         
Acronym Name   Focus
         
ADL  

Advanced Distributed
Learning initiative
www.adlnet.org

  Development of distributed learning architecture that services US online instructional requirements, particularly for military and paramilitary stakeholders. Key output has been the collection of specifications known as SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model).
AICC  

Aviation Industry
CBT Committee
www.aicc.org

  Aviation industry technology-based training professionals. Develops guidelines in the development, delivery, and evaluation of Computer Based Training (also, ‘Computer Managed Instruction’) and related training technologies.
ALIC  

Advanced Learning Infrastructure Consortium
www.alic.gr.jp/eng/

  Consortium of public and private organizations focused on the development and promotion of e-learning infrastructure in Japan.
CEN/ISSS
WS-LT
 

Comité Européen de
Normalization/Information Society Standardization System Workshop — Learning Technology
www.cenorm.be/ISSS

  “Learning Technology” standardization in Europe. Its early focus was primarily on the developing and promoting standards for metadata, taxonomies, vocabularies, and copyright.
DCMI  

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
dublincore.org

  Promoting the widespread (international) adoption of interoperable metadata standards and developing specialized metadata vocabularies for describing resources that enable more intelligent information discovery systems.
DLF  

Digital Library Federation
www.diglib.org

  A consortium of (primarily university) libraries and related agencies formed for the purpose of extending their services and collections through the application of information technologies. Identifies standards and best practices for managing networked access to diverse digital resource collections. Also defines and develops prototype systems and components.
GGF  

Global Grid Forum
www.gridforum.org

  Community of scientific researchers and practitioners developing open-source distributed computing (“grid”) architectures, applications, guidelines, and standards.
GKEC  

Global Knowledge Economics Council
www.gkec.org

  A broad consortium including representatives from various governments, academic institutions, and many of the Fortune 500 industrial firms. It focuses on issues concerning knowledge management and the growth of knowledge markets. GKEC also aims to develop knowledge economics policies, programs, and funds to assist developing countries close the knowledge divide.
HR-XML  

HR-XML Consortium
www.hr-xml.org

  Develops specifications aimed at producing industry (XML-based) standard vocabularies relevant to human resources (e.g., recruitment, staffing, competencies).
         

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