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Stewardship of SCORM Moving to International Arena

The Defense Department is relinquishing the stewardship of SCORM, a collection of standards for e-learning interoperability, so that the initiative can more readily fulfill its purpose as an international e-learning standard.

SCORM will move from the Defense Department's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) organization, which started the initiative, to the International Federation for Learning, Education & Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI). LETSI is being designed as an international collaboration of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and for profit companies, which are vested in interoperable learning, education, and training systems.

The "Global 2007 Conference," held London on March 19, was considered the start of the transition of SCORM between the old and new parent organizations. For an informal report on the discussions form the conference by Kevin Donovan, a consultant, see the link below.

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Paul McCloskey is contributing editor of Syllabus.

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