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What is CETIS?

CETIS represents UK Higher and Further Education on international educational standards initiatives including:
  • The IMS Global Learning Consortium, developing specifications for learning technology interoperability including metadata, content management, enterprise systems, learner information and profiling, accessibility, question and tests. IMS is based in the USA and includes many major IT companies, publishers, universities and government agencies.
  • CEN/ISSS, a European standardisation body mandated to develop a work programme for learning technology standards development.
  • IEEE LTSC the learning technology committee of the international standards body.
  • CETIS advises Universities and Colleges on the strategic, technical and pedagogic implications of educational technology standards. CETIS also provides strategic and technical input to JISC programmes such as X4L, and the e-learning framework programmes.

    CETIS manages special interest groups on topics that include:

    • metadata
    • educational content
    • question and test
    • enterprise
    • accessibility
    • and ePortfolio.

    As well as the following cross-topic groups:

    • Pedagogy forum
    • lifelong learning group

    CETIS disseminates information on learning technology standards via workshops, conferences, publications and fora.

    CETIS is funded by JISC, the Joint Information Systems Committee of the Higher and Further Education Funding Councils, and is managed by the University of Bolton, in partnership with a variety of HE and FE institutions.

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