ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 WG1 - Summary
ISO 2382 was initially based mainly on the usage to be found in the Vocabulary of Information Processing which was established and published by the International Federation for Information Processing and the International Computation Centre, and in the American National Dictionary for Information Processing Systems and its earlier editions published by the American National Standards Institute (formerly known as the American Standards Association). Published and Draft International Standards relating to information technology of other international organizations (such as the International Telecommunication Union and the International Electrotechnical Commission) as well as published and draft national standards have also been considered.
The purpose of ISO/IEC 2382 is to provide definitions that are rigorous, uncomplicated and which can be understood by all concerned. The scope of each concept defined has been chosen to provide a definition that is suitable for general application. In those circumstances where a restricted application is concerned, the definition may need to be more specific.
Within current practice, diverse terms are commonly used in spite of the fact that no precise definitions are agreed upon. Definitions of terms of this kind are highly dependent on the context in which these terms are used and in such cases a spectrum of definitions will be provided instead of a rigorous and uncomplicated definition.
This part of ISO/IEC 2382 is intended to facilitate international communication in information technology for learning, education and training. It presents, in two languages, terms and definitions of selected concepts relevant to this field and identifies relationships among the entries.
The main interested bodies that might benefit from the proposed standard are:
- producers of standards in the field of information technology for learning, education, and training;
- producers of tools, products, and services for learning, training and educational management;
- agencies offering services in this field;
- purchasers and users of the products (educators, tutors and learners).
Standardized terminology will facilitate mutual understanding and communication in IT for LET. In particular, the use of a standard in the description of products will promote their use across the world and facilitate informed choice of product characteristics by consumers.