October 21, 2007
Learning 2007 #1: The LETSI Meeting
As a pre-meeting for L7, LETSI had a number of working sessions to formulate the next steps related to SCORM and how the transition of SCORM from the ADL to LETSI would occur. Below are my notes and raw video from the Sunday morning meeting:
The goal is to have an open, international body to promote interoperability standards for training content.
LETSI will continue the open process that has characterized ADL's stewardship of SCORM. LETSI should be formally chartered within the next few weeks.
SCORM 2004 is a stable technology today but it must change with the times, and much has changed in the last three years. Many new technologies, including collaboration (yeah!), mobile, and games and learning must now be accounted for if SCORM is to remain viable. There is a general recognition that the current SCORM is aging.
Now beginning to look at SCORM 2.0. Core SCORM would become the international standard and, in parallel with that effort, "flavors" of SCORM would form SCORM 2.0. The timeframe for this new SCORM would be about 2009-2010.
Two videos on how this is supposed to work:
Some of the transition from the DoD/ADL could happen as soon as January 2008 but it will be a slow hand-off for a number of technical elements.
Interesting was the proposed IP policy:
1. Full disclosure of any IP claims and patents and an agreement for royalty-free terms (first choice) for patents that do exist.
2. Preferences are given to models unencumbered by royalty-bearing patents.
3. Organizations must agree to world-wide royalty-free distribution of LETSI reference models
4. Organizations contributing standards or specs must agree to submit them to an internationally accredited standards development organization.
Posted by Rovy at October 21, 2007 10:22 AM