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Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
IEEE-LTSC stands for IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee ( The LTSC was set up by IEEE to develop standards and to recommend practices and guides for anyone developing tools and content for the e-learning market. Standards developed under the auspices of IEEE-LTSC will be put forward to ISO for full standardization. The most significant contribution from the IEEE-LTSC has been their draft standard for Learning Object Metadata (LOM), their implementation of the IMS Metadata specification. This has emerged as the most mature of all the emerging standards.
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E-Learning Industry
John Gordon (John Gordon Organisation Ltd., UK) and Zhangxi Lin (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch119
E-learning is the process of teaching and learning using electronic media, generally distributed over a network. For a thorough coverage of e-learning, see Anderson and Elloumi (2004). The market for e-learning is the market for the provision, delivery and administration of learning services through the use of new media and network technologies. Following the success of e-commerce, e-learning provides an effective pathway to bring education and training beyond national borders. With the deployment of technology, e-learning can make education and training accessible to even more people and more places around the world. E-learning also is a large information industry that has shown continuous growth over the past few years and is now a key e-commerce-based market. The e-learning industry has gone through many of the development cycles as other high-tech industries, and suffered from the dot-com boom and bust of 2000. It has now entered a period of steady growth, and the future bodes well for its development as a key element in the support and delivery of education and training.
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