Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Australian Technical Standards for e-Learning Materials

The National VET E-learning Strategy has released a draft of "New Generation Technologies for Learning incorporating E-standards for Training". This provides technical standards for e-learning materials and is a minor update of the current standards. While intended for the vocational education sector (including TAFE), these standards are also applicable to education in Australia more generally. In particular this would be of use in Higher Education, which has tended to neglect the need for standards. That lack of standardisation risks making Australian universities uncompetitive in the global education market. Not only will that result in a loss of international students, but also the loss of Australian students to lower cost, higher quality, overseas on-line courses.

Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Accessibility
  3. Content Formats
  4. Content Packaging
  5. Intellectual Property Management
  6. Metadata
  7. Platforms
    • Desktop Platforms
    • Mobile Platforms
  8. Repositories
  9. Web Services/Data Exchange
  10. More Information
From: "New Generation Technologies for Learning incorporating E-standards for Training" (Draft), National VET E-learning Strategy, 2012

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