CETIS briefings on e-learning standards
IMS Enterprise is a specification for transferring data about people and groups.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS Enterprise (263 Kb, pdf)
The IMS Learner Information Package (LIP) is a specification for a standard means of recording information about learners.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS Learner Information Profile (217 Kb, pdf)
IMS Content Packaging is a specification for sending learning resources (or learning objects) from one program to another, facilitating easier delivery, reuse and sharing of materials.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS Content Packaging (297 Kb, pdf).
IMS Question and Test Interoperability is designed to make it easier to transfer information such as questions, tests and results between different software applications.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS Question and Test Interoperability, version 1 (204 Kb, pdf).
IMS Simple Sequencing is a specification used to describe navigation paths through a collection of learning activities.
Download the full, updated CETIS briefing on IMS Simple Sequencing (268 Kb, pdf).
Sharable Content Object Reference Model provides a technical architecture for learning objects to be easily shared across multiple learning delivery
Download the full, updated CETIS briefing on ADL SCORM (251 Kb, pdf).
IMS Learning Design is a specification used to describe learning scenarios. It allows these scenarios to be presented to learners online, and enables them to be shared between systems.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS Learning Design (245 Kb, pdf).
Accessibility for Learner Information Profile
The IMS AccLIP Specification provides a means of describing preferences so that learners can interact with an e-learning system regardless of disability, hardware or environment.
Download the full CETIS briefing on IMS AccLIP (204 Kb, pdf). An (accessible) HTML version is available on the CETIS Accessibility SIG site.
This standard specifies the syntax and semantics of Learning Object Metadata, defined as the attributes required to fully/adequately describe a Learning Object.
Download the full CETIS briefing on the LOM standard (205 Kb, pdf).