Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2012, Vol. 2012 ›› Issue (2): 1-12.

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Innovative e-Learning: information technology and standards, a current and future perspective


  1. State College, PA 16801, USA
  • Received:2011-09-01 Revised:2011-12-01 Online:2012-03-25 Published:2012-03-23

Abstract: We are living in extraordinary times. Emerging Information Communication Technology (ICT) is ushering in a new age of a “shared knowledge society” on a global scale. But what does a “shared knowledge society” mean? How does the incorporation of emerging ICT allow our global society to evolve and in what ways? How can we describe the unique blend of technologies allowing this dynamic transformation? What ICT emerging components are important in allowing us to effectively communicate and learn on a global scale?  What standards are needed to support the implementation of these ICTs in allowing our global civilization to evolve into a “shared knowledge society”?  In this paper, we’ll explore how our global society is evolving e-Learning through the use of ICT, look at a few key current and emerging technologies involved, and related emerging standards.

Key words: e-Learning, information technology, standards, personal learning environment, ISO, learning ecologies

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