CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation
CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is contributing to the objectives of the European Union and European Economic Area with voluntary technical standards which promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers, interoperability of networks, environmental protection, exploitation of research and development programmes, and public procurement.
Information Society Standardization System.
CEN/ISSS provides market players with a comprehensive and integrated range of standardization services and products, in order to contribute to the success of the Information Society in Europe.
LT-WS: Learning Technologies Workshop
The Learning Technologies Workshop objective is to encourage the effective development and use of relevant and appropriate standards for learning technologies for Europe. The work plans of the Learning Technologies Workshop are regularly reviewed.
- The Workshop has delivered a number of CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs), available for download.
- In addition, the Workshop has developed a Repository of taxonomies/vocabularies for a European Learning Society.
- Another deliverable is the Learning Technologies Standards Observatory.
- Now that LOM is formally approved in IEEE, a project has taken place to translate it into a number of European languages.
LT-WS: Business Plan 2005-2006
The current work plan (March 2005) of the Learning Technologies Workshop is focused on
- European Model for Learner Competencies.
- Accessibility Properties for Learning Resources.
- Harmonisation of vocabularies.
- Interoperability of Repositories for Learning.
- European Localization in the field of E-Learning Quality.
- eLearning Application Profiles.
- An Accessibility Taxonomy.
- Specification for Course Descriptions.
LTSO - Learning Technology Standard Observatory
There is widespread confusion and misunderstanding about the relationships between the relevant standards and specifications, as well as between the organisations that develop, define, profile or implement them. This is the rationale for the establishment of an accessible and sustainable web based repository (LTSO) that acts as a focal access point to projects, results, activities and organisations that are relevant to the development and adoption of e-learning technology standards.
The complete contents of the LTSO can be downloaded in a printable format.