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 - continued)

             
  
Acronym Name   Focus
         
IEEE LTSC  

Institute for Electronic & Electrical Engineers Learning Technology Standards Committee
ltsc.ieee.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).
IMS  

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.
www.imsglobal.org

  Develops and promotes open specifications for facilitating online distributed learning activities (e.g., managing modular educational content, tracking learner progress, reporting learner performance, and exchanging student records between administrative systems). Its key overall focus is the specification of interoperable systems that support e-learning.
ISO/IEC JTC1-SC36  

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
 

International Standards Organization/ International Electrotechnical Committee Joint Technical Committee 1 (Information Technology), Subcommittee 36: Standards for Learning, Education, and Training
www.cenorm.be/ISSS

  JTC1-SC36 serves as the pre-eminent formal international forum for standards development in information technology for learning, education, and training to support individuals, groups, or organizations, and to enable interoperability and reusability of resources and tools.
OASIS  

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
www.oasis-open.org

  Non-profit global consortium developing and promoting adoption of interoperable e-business standards covering areas such as security, Web services, business transactions, electronic publishing, and topic maps. Over 400 corporate and individual members in 100 countries around the world. OASIS and the United Nations jointly sponsor ebXML, a global framework for e-business data exchange.
OKI  

Open Knowledge Initiative
web.mit.edu/oki

  A consortium of higher education institutions developing an architecture which identifies points of interoperability.
OeBF  

Open eBook Forum
www.openebook.org

  International consortium of publishers developing a suite of specifications for electronic publishing that will assist particularly in the management of publisher property rights for electronic books.
SIF  

Schools Interoperability Framework
www.sifinfo.org

  A broad consortium of vendors formed under the auspices of the (US) Software and Information Industry Association. Its focus is in the specification of enterprise software systems that manage student, staff, and class information, resource planning, and records portability, including financial and library services.
W3C  

World Wide Web Consortium
www.w3.org

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

Workflow Management Coalition
www.wfmc.org

  The WfMC is an international coalition of vendors, users, and researchers with a mission to promote and develop interoperable workflow software systems and products.
         

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