Wired Campus op ed piece:
Opinion: Demanding Educational Software Standards that Work
by Charles F. Leonhardt, principal technologist for Georgetown University and the university’s representative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
The IMS Global Learning Consortium is developing a new standard called “Learning Information Services” to provide student, course, and enrollment information from student-information systems to other systems, including course-management systems. So far, support for the new standard has been announced in products released by Inigral (for Schools on Facebook), Oracle (for the Student Administration Integration Pack), and Unicon (for Sakai). Companies including Angel Learning, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodlerooms, and SunGard have all announced their intention to release products based on the standard.