SALT Conference Workshop on Portability of Training Records

New Learning Technology Conference
Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel
Orlando, Florida
February 20-22, 2008

Distance Learning is rapidly becoming the training venue of choice for both providers and students. While Distance Learning cannot accommodate every learning situation, its cost effectiveness and easy access for students have placed Distance Learning and its associated technologies squarely on the forefront of a new technology curve in an industry that has seen rapid growth over the last few years.

Records portability becomes important for organizations that need to store training records within their HR systems. This requires data standards. There presently exist many such standards that apply to various parts of an online classroom.

We would like to invite you to participate in an exploratory workshop at the SALT conference on February 19, 2008 between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to attempt to consolidate information on all of the various standards. We have three main goals as follows:

Determine if standards are widely implemented in current LMS products. Address the concept of records portability and whether or not this is a useful industry goal.

Define the taxonomy of an online classroom and how each of many standards maps to the taxonomy.

Discuss issues around the practical implementation of records portability (i.e. protocols, XML, API’s etc.).

Please RSVP to if you wish to participate.


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