The Pedagogy Forum is the latest group within CETIS (The Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards) and aims to provide a forum to enable the UK FE and HE communities to examine and discuss the pedagogic implications of interoperability standards and identify requirements that can be input into the specification process.
We invite all those interested in the educational uses of technology to join this forum to contribute their views and promote useful discussion, the results of which can then be fed back to the relevant standards bodies.
As IMS notes: "The development of a framework that supports pedagogical diversity and innovation, while promoting the exchange and interoperability of e-learning materials, is one of the key challenges in the e-learning industry today". IMS Learning Design Best Practice and Implementation Guide (link to IMS Learning Design website)
The emergence of reference models for e-learning content and educational modelling languages (e.g. EML and IMS Learning Design) indicate that e-learning specifications are moving up from the infrastructural level and beginning to directly impact on pedagogical issues.
The Pedagogy Forum will identify good practice in the use of interoperability standards and also seek to benefit from the wide experience of the UK learning technology community to input into these specifications. It is highly important that the e-learning standards meet educational needs as well as fulfilling technical requirements.
The latest interoperability news from the CETIS website
Suggestions and additions can be sent to Lisa Corley