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The Enterprise SIG: Welcome Page

Welcome to the CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards) Enterprise SIG (Special Interest Group). The SIG is a community of practice for people doing any of the following:

  • Working with the IMS Enterprise Specification and Enterprise Services Specification
  • Exchanging data about students and courses between educational systems (VLEs, Student Records, etc)
  • Joining up college systems to create Managed Learning Environments
  • Interested in e-learning frameworks, architecture and web services

The Enterprise SIG holds 4 meetings a year, in different locations around the UK. The meetings are free, and anyone is welcome. Presentations from previous meetings are online. Between meetings, communication is conducted via a JISCMail discussion list. You may also wish to join the SIG.

The IMS Enterprise Specification defines data formats to enable educational systems such as VLEs, Student Record Systems and Library Management Systems to exchange data such as student enrolment details and exam results. The new IMS Enterprise Services Specification defines how to exchange this data.

Last SIG Meeting

The 14th Enterprise SIG Meeting was held jointly with the Portfolio SIG. Presentations now online.

Forthcoming SIG Meetings

The 15th CETIS Enterprise SIG meeting will be held in December 2006. Please send offers to present or suggestions for the meeting to the SIG coordinator at:

The 16th SIG meeting will be held on Wednesday May 3rd in Glasgow, and will be a joint meeting with the JISC-CETIS Assessment SIG. Please send offers to present or suggestions for the meeting to the SIG coordinator at:


Address: Vashti Zarach, CETIS Enterprise SIG Coordinator, Research Institute for Enhancing Learning, Padarn, School of Education, University of Wales Bangor, Normal Site, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PX. Tel: 01248 388384. Email: