International Education Standards and "Virtual Education"

1. International Education Standards Activity Roadmap (Draft)

2. White Paper by TS Vreeland 17 June 2002
National PK12 Gateway and Clearinghouse
to support State and City Open Virtual Education Spaces

Below are some of the organizations noted in "International Education Standards Activity Roadmap (Draft)" as being "involved with specifications and standards, which affect pk12 education":

Other International Standards Organizations

FID - International Federation for Information and Documentation
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
ITU - International Telecommunication Union
UN/CEFACT - Centre for the Facilitation of Procedures and Practices for Administration, Commerce and Transport
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization

International Specification Organizations
W3C World Wide Web Consortium - ANSI Recognized
MPEG Motion Pictures Expert Group Multimedia Specifications
IEEE ANSI Accredited Engineering and Learning Technology Standards
IMS Diverse International eLearning Specification Development Community
CEN/ISSS Learning
OASIS Diverse International XML Specification Development Communities
NISO National Information Standards Organization ANSI Accredited

COPANT (Comision Panamerican de Normas Tecnicas)
http://www.copant.org/English/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=14767&ArticleId=209479

ANSI Online
http://www.ansi.org/

US GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
http://www.nist.gov/

US Dept of Education - NCES (Natl Center for Education Statistics)
http://nces.ed.gov/

CFR (It is not clear what these acronyms stand for )

ADL Net (Advanced Distributed Learning)
http://www.adlnet.gov/index.cfm

INDUSTRY GROUPS

SIF (Schools Interoperability Framework)
http://www.sifinfo.org/

OMG (Object Management Group)

WSI


Public Portals

VES Mass.
WAVES
Other states


UNIVERSITY PROJECTS

SRI TappedIn -- http://tappedin.org/tappedin/
UMO Shadownet
Tufts Perseus
WNEC Manhattan -- http://manhattan.wnec.edu/courses_spring02.html


GATEWAYS AND REPOSITORIES

GEM  http://thegateway.org/
Internet Scout http://scout.wisc.edu/
MERLOT http://fedsearch.merlot.org/main/search.jsp
SMETE  http://smete.org/smete/
OpenVES -- http://www.openves.org/about.html

"Our mission is to help create standards, to provide a reference implementation of an open architecture, public, standards based PK12 eLearning platform, and to use those standards, and that platform to help teachers and students transform PK12 education, one classroom at a time.  We will work with others engaged in this work who are developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) that help create a forum for information exchange, a new digital marketspace for edcommerce, inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding. "