The Future of Interoperability Standards in Education – System and Process

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In January 2010, JISC CETIS organised a working meeting to bring together participants across a range of standards organisations and communities to look at the future of interoperability standards in the education sector. This paper summarises the views expressed by delegates at the meeting and presents relevant background information on present and future models for collaboration between open and informal communities and the formal standardisation system with particular reference to the current issues and barriers in specification and standard development and adoption processes. This summary also presents a series of suggestions on the possible directions of future interoperability standards in education.
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What is IMS Content Packaging?

Link: What is IMS Content Packaging? (pdf).

A CETIS briefing on IMS Content Packaging, a specification for sending learning resources (or learning objects) from one program to another, facilitating easier delivery, reuse and sharing of materials. IMS Packages enable you to export content from one virtual learning environment (VLE), content management system or digital repository, and import it into another while retaining information describing the media in the IMS Package, and how it is structured, such as a table of contents or the HTML page to show first.

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What is IMS Enterprise?

Link: What is IMS Enterprise? (pdf)

A CETIS briefing paper about IMS Enterprise, a specification for transferring data about people and groups (for example, students on a course) between systems such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), Portals, Student Record Systems (SRSs), and Management Information Systems (MISs).

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What is IMS Learner Information Packaging?

Link: What is IMS Learner Information Packaging? (pdf).

A CETIS briefing paper about the IMS Learner Information Package (LIP), a specification for a standard means of recording information about learners. LIP is designed to allow information about learners, including their progress to date and awards received, to be transferred between different software applications.

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