The CEN WS-LT Learning Technology Standards
of learning technology standards is increasing, with numerous commercial
products under development, and many R&D projects exploring the issues in
this area. However,there is widespread confusion and misunderstanding about the
relationships between the relevant standards and specifications, as well as
between the organisations that develop, define, profile or implement them.
This is the rationale for the establishment of an accessible and sustainable
web based repository that acts as a focal access point to projects, results,
activities and organisations that are relevant to the development and adoption
of e-learning technology standards.
Contents included in the Learning Technology Standards Observatory are mostly
taken from the web sites of other institutions and bodies and edited for
LTSO was originally developed through a CEN WS-LT call, with the financial
support of the DG Enterprise.
CEN Learning Technology Workshop was launched in February 1999.
Its main objectives are:
Encouraging participation in global initiatives in
order to ensure that diverse European requirements are properly addressed by
those global initiatives.
Creating specifications, agreements, guidelines or
recommendations where appropriate.
Providing a forum for the development and
implementation of requirements-driven Learning Technologies.
Carefully examining and taking into account the
various effects on learning and training technology standards which are due to
the diversity of cultural backgrounds and languages that exists within Europe.
Publicizing the Learning Technologies Workshop's
activities and results to Relevant European projects, Technology developers and
Providing a forum for discussion for European
Several CEN Workshop Agreements(CWAs) have already been
published as a result of this work . Current and future activities are
identified in the Workshop business plan