The LTSC follows an open and transparent formal standards development process, and fully supports the IEEE’s sponsorship of the OpenStand Initiative. We coordinate with other organizations, both formally and informally, that produce specifications and standards for learning technologies.We welcome new members who can volunteer their time and expertise to understanding and solving product interoperability issues caused by the rapid advance of new educational technologies. Membership in the LTSC is by individual. An elected Sponsor Executive Committee (SEC) consisting of working group chairs and elected officers governs the LTSC. Members gain access to Working Group (WG), Study Group (SG), and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) documents and email reflectors; vote on draft standards; and participate in ballot resolutions.Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to contact the LTSC Chair or the relevant WG, SG, and TAG chairs. The LTSC currently has three active work groups ADB, ARLEM and TMPL and their activities are described below.
ADB – Connecting Tablet-Based Learners to People, Resources, and Data
Actionable Data Book. Our vision is quite simple: enable content portability, as SCORM did, in an elearning ecosystem that is increasingly more complex.
ADB is a transformative blend of interactive eBook, mobile technology, and experiential analytics. Fully grounded by learning theory, it is intended to serve as the next-generation, ubiquitous learning platform.
- Traditional eLearning product categories: Learning Management Systems; SCORM based authoring tools.
- New categories: Learning Record Stores (LRS); analytics engines; data analysis applications; lesson planning apps and dashboards; student’s portfolios or “learning lockers”
- New pedagogical contexts: flipped classrooms; experiential or activity-based learning; collaborative learning; just-in-time learning; ….
- New kinds of elearning content and technologies: mobile; personalized; adaptive over time; immersive games and simulations; augmented reality for job support.
- Published content that uses the functionality of the tablet (GPS, camera, mic, motion, orientation, touch, gesture, wifi, bluetooth) in a web-connected environment possibly surrounded by IoT devices. Also, the tools for creating such content.
ARLEM -Using Augmented Reality to Create Learning Environments
The ARLEM Working Group (p1589) content model specifies description of workplaces where people learn and/or work, and real-time delivery of (and interactions with) instructional content pertaining to activities and tools within intelligent spaces. The ARLEM activity model will support other LTSC specifications, such as xAPI learning record stores, permitting personalized instruction adaptation. In addition, the specification will provide a model for live data from connected objects in the spaces to ARLEM-compliant software running on devices designed for visualization using Augmented Reality.
Task Model for Project-Based Learning standard allows multiple applications to develop and share consistent data about project-based learning opportunities.The Task Model for Project-based Learning (TMPL) standard specifies the metadata required to describe a small real-world work project that is a suitable learning opportunity, e.g., for a student intern or lifelong learner.