Standards for Technology Enhanced Learning
I am working on a paper about the role of technical standards for Technology Enhanced Learning…
As another experiment in open research, here are my current thoughts
- The main issue is no longer that we do not have sufficient standards. Rather, we have maybe too many and, more importantly, we don’t make use of them in very advanced ways… Tools are lacking or too much let the standard shine through, rather than focusing on the user experience.
- We should avoid continuing the ‘not invented here’ approach that has made us develop learning specific standards when there may be quite appropriate standards already out there or being developed.
- Standards should not be research oriented but rely on proven practice. Of course, standards enable deployment at large scale, and therefor make it possible to do research on global infrastructures.
- Standards enable openness, and that enables innovation – that is another way for standards to be relevant to research.