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E-Learning & Course Management Systems Thought Leader Meeting

Date: July 16, 2008

Location: Baltimore, MD

Facilitator: October Ivins

Topic Committee: Architecture

A final report from this meeting is available.

Electronic learning and course management systems interact in a variety of ways with library and publisher systems to deliver educational resources to the learning community. How content is delivered to students within these systems, interoperability issues, and automated license expression interactions will be key to broad adoption of e-learning systems. Large commercial entities in this space, as well as open source efforts (for instance, MIT's OpenCourseWare, Moodle, etc.) are building systems and driving many of the standards in an ad hoc manner. Partnerships with other organizations such as IMS Global Learning Consortium will be key to involving all the relevant stakeholders.