Coalition for Networked Information
Director, IMS Australia
Macquarie University, Sydney
In March 2003 IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Coalition for Networked Information formed a working alliance to explore the development of common architectural and functional models leading to joint specifications and improved technical interoperability in the rapidly evolving areas of digital libraries and learning object repositories. The first product of this collaboration was a white paper, which was refined after a June 2003 joint IMS/CNI workshop and will appear in its next revision in December.
In this briefing the authors of the white paper will discuss their analysis of the potential for interactions between the information and learning environments, summarizing key areas in which both worlds may evolve productively and common services upon which both should draw. The discussion will focus on standards, architectural modelling, and interface questions.