skip to main page content CETIS: Click here to return to the homepage
the centre for educational technology interoperability standards

skip over the long navigation bar
Press centre

Inside Cetis
what is Cetis?
Contact us
Cetis staff
Jobs at CETIS


XML: Click here to get the news as an RSS XML file XML: Click here to get the news as an Atom XML file iCAL: Click here to get the events as an iCalendar file

what are learning technology standards?
who's involved?
who's doing what?

CETIS Groups
what are cetis groups?
what difference can they make?
Assessment SIG
Educational Content SIG
Enterprise SIG
Metadata SIG
Life Long Learning Group
Portfolio SIG
Accessibility Group
Pedagogy Forum
Developer's forum

Accessibility (310)
Assessment (74)
Content (283)
Metadata (195)
Pedagogy (34)
Profile (138)
Tools (197)
For Developers (569)
For Educators (344)
For Managers (339)
For Members (584)
SCORM (118)
AICC (18)
CEN (34)
DCMI (36)
EML (47)
IEEE (79)
IMS (302)
ISO (21)
OAI (24)
OKI (20)
W3C (37)

print this article (opens in new window) view printer-friendly version (opens in new window)

UKOLN Institutional Web Management Conference

Interoperability and Learning Standards Briefing

Niall Sclater & Lorna Campbell, University of Strathclyde & CETIS

Learning technology standards aim to provide answers to some of the problems faced by institutions who wish to manage and facilitate online learning and teaching activities. When learning content and user data are packaged and sequenced in a standardised format they can then be transferred more easily between platforms and environments. Standard ways of describing educational materials allows them to be searched for more easily by learners. There needs to be a consensus between developers of administrative systems, virtual learning environments and other online learning tools about what information to transfer and how to format it. The IMS Global Consortium Inc. ( and others are developing specifications to enable this vision of interoperability of systems to be achieved. This briefing session gives an overview of the work taking place and examines how successful they has been so far.

Web Standards Briefing

Brian Kelly, UKOLN

HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XLST, RDF, Schemas, etc. Are you finding it all too confusing? Do you find it difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest Web standards? This session will provide an update on Web standards. The talk will describe the initiual Web architecture, review its limitations and then discuss a number of new Web standards and protocol developments.

The talk will give a technical overview (of standards such as XML, XSLT, SVG and SMIL etc.), but will not go into any signicant details of the standards. New acronyms will be explained, but it is expected that participants will have a number of the original Web architecture, such as HTML, URLs and HTTP.

Date: from 17 June, 2002 to 19 June, 2002
Venue: University of Strathclyde
Event website:

Related items:

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

syndication |publisher's statement |contact us |privacy policy

 go to start of page content