Educational Content SIG

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The aim of this group is to track, evaluate and support the UK FE/HE sector's uptake and implementation of educational content interoperability standards. We focus primarily on IMS:

In addition the SIG monitors related specifications and standards produced by the following agencies: ADL (particularly the SCORM), IEEE, CEN/ISSS, BSI, ISO, AICC, ARIADNE and Prometeus.

Along with the rest of CETIS, the SIG provides support for the JISC e-Learning Framework (ELF). Further information on the framework can be found at:

The SIG meets approximately every three or four months, at venues across the UK. The most recent meeting took place on March 17th, and looked at transformating practice in e-Learning, with a focus on the SFC e-Learning Transformation Projects. Presentations and podcasts from the day are available for download in the past events section.

For further information on the EC SIG, contact the EC SIG coordinator:
Sheila MacNeill
Centre for Academic Practice & Learning Enhancement
University of Strathclyde
tel: +44 (0)141 548 4644, mobile: 07855826413

There is also a JISCMAIL discussion forum, which you can join to discuss developments between meetings.


The latest interoperability news from the CETIS website

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Suggestions and additions can be sent to the SIG Coordinator