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About CETIS groups


The growth in importance and the rapid uptake of eLearning in recent years has given a great impetus to efforts in learning technology interoperability, notably in IMS but also in Europe with CEN/ISSS and in the IEEE and ISO. It rapidly became evident that CETIS core staff could not hope to play a major role in all of these bodies and also be involved in the whole gamut of interoperability standards areas, covering content, metadata, enterprise, question and test, learner information, accessibility and learning design. To spread the workload across UK HE and FE institutions seemed a good idea, and so CETIS negotiated a Special Interest group programme with JCIEL, who agreed to fund coordinators for a number of CETIS Groups, each to run for 18 months. A call for proposals was made, and from these co-ordinators for the first three groups were chosen, covering Metadata, Question and Test, and Profiles and Enterprise. More information on these is found elsewhere on this site.


CETIS Groups coordinators have the responsibility to invite and organise participation from UK HE and FE colleges in CETIS Groups. Depending the state of any specification, these groups will:

  • represent UK arguments on the development of a specification
  • track all standardisation efforts in the particular area
  • test and evaluate any released specification, hopefully using real life examples
  • disseminate their work widely across UK HE and FE

CETIS will oversee the work of coordinators, and ensure that there is coordination across the different groups.


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