(excuse the LETSI cross-posting)
There was a recent article in Computerworld entitled "Let’s turn the federal government over to bloggers." The point of the article was to talk about the myriad data formats spread across the federal government. The article quotes a paper from a group of Princeton researchers and includes this excerpt:
"Rather than struggling, as it currently does, to design sites that meet each end-user need, it should focus on creating a simple, reliable and publicly accessible infrastructure that “exposes” the underlying data. Private actors, either nonprofit or commercial, are better suited to deliver government information to citizens and can constantly create and reshape the tools individuals use to find and leverage public data. The best way to ensure that the government allows private parties to compete on equal terms in the provision of government data is to require that federal websites themselves use the same open systems for accessing the underlying data as they make available to the public at large."
So the question is, without yet working thorugh the entire paper, is - does this represent another group and/or effort that
ADL/SCORM/CORDRA should be drawing on and working with to accomplish
its goals? What would be the impact on the e-learning marketplace if we saw the development of such a set of standards?