Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2012, Vol. 2012 ›› Issue (2): 131-136.

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E-Learning technology standard promotion activities in Japan


  1. Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba 275-0016, JAPAN
  • Received:2011-09-01 Revised:2011-12-01 Online:2012-03-25 Published:2012-03-23

Abstract: Open technology and open standards play important roles in the progress of e-Learning. Japanese e-Learning industry, being aware of this importance, has paid a lot of attention and made various efforts to disseminate open technology and open standards in e-Learning. Among these efforts, e-Learning Consortium Japan, a group of Japanese e-Learning providers and user institutes, has implemented and operated several programs to facilitate e-Learning technology standards promotion in terms of technical resource development and engineers’ skill development. This paper describes such programs including development of software modules for SCORM implementation and SCORM engineer certification program.

Key words: open technology, e-Learning standards, SCORM, e-Learning consortium Japan

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