Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Standards Matter

From the ADL team:

SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Public Draft

On September 22, 2006 the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Public Draft Request for Comment ended. This review period allowed the ADL Community to submit any comments or issues before the final release of these products.

The ADL Technical Team would like to thank all of those that have submitted comments. At this point, the ADL Technical Team in close coordination with leadership at the Alexandria ADL Co-Lab, are analyzing the comments received and determining the roadmap for the completion and release of the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition.

The SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Public Draft and Beta software tools are still available to the ADL Community. They will remain available until the final version is completed. Once the final version is published to ADLNet.gov all Draft and Beta versions will become obsolete and removed. In preparation of this release, some vendors may elect to use the SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Public Draft to plan and schedule updates to their products. The Public Draft should be used at the readers/implementers own risk and is subject to change.

Visit the SCORM section on ADLNet.gov for more information.


According to our policies and procedures, a full slate of LTSC officers will be elected in December to serve two-year terms starting January 1, 2007. We are soliciting nominations for all five LTSC officer positions described below


The duties of each officer are described below. In addition, LTSC officers, together with Working Group chairs, constitute the LTSC Sponsor Executive Committee (SEC). The SEC meets monthly for a one-hour telephone conference the purpose of carrying out LTSC business.

How to Nominate:

Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominations of others (provided you have checked that they are willing and able to serve). To submit a name, send email to the LTSC Chair and Secretary using the following email addresses:

Robby Robson (rrobson@eduworks.com)
Debbie Brown (debbie@cavs.msstate.edu)

The email should include:

1. The name of the nominee
2. The position for which the person is being nominated
3. IEEE Computer Society membership number
4. In the case of self-nominations: A statement that the nominee
anticipates having the time needed and necessary employer support to serve if elected.

5. A brief statement of interest in the position. This will be circulated to the LTSC.

Officer Positions and their Duties

There are five positions: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Information Officer.


The Chair shall

. Oversee LTSC compliance with these and with IEEE-CS, IEEE and IEEE-SA policies and procedures
. Set the agenda and chair all LTSC and SEC meetings
. Serve as or appoint a representative to IEEE CS-SAB
. Provide an annual report on the activities of the LTSC to the CS-SAB
. Serve as liaisons to other standards and specification development organizations. The Chair may appoint other liaisons. Such appointments shall be subject to approval by the SEC at their next regularly scheduled meeting.
. Represent the LTSC or appoint an official representative when such a representative is required.

The Chair may render decisions on the day-to-day operating requirements of the business of the LTSC outside of meetings. All such decisions shall be subject to the concurrence of the SEC at its next regularly scheduled meeting.


The Vice-Chair shall

. Assist the Chair in the Chair's duties and carry out those duties if the Chair is temporarily unable to do so.
. Be responsible for making arrangements for LTSC plenary meetings
. Assist other officers in their duties as is necessary.


The Secretary shall

. Record and publish minutes of each LTSC and SEC meeting
. Arrange for teleconference calls for all LTSC and SEC meetings
. Record and tally all formal LTSC and SEC email votes with the exception of elections in which the secretary is a candidate, which shall be tallied by the Chair or another officer who is not a candidate.


The Treasurer shall

. Maintain a budget
. Deposit, request disbursements and maintain an accounting of all LTSC funds. Disbursements of over $100 must be approved by the Chair or Vice Chair.
. Maintain a list of individuals who have paid dues and provide that list to the Information Officer, Secretary and Chair
. Keep members notified of their dues status and upcoming deadlines
. Lead LTSC fund-raising efforts

Information Officer

The Information Officer shall

. Assist the Chair in preparing press releases and other official communications.
. Plan and help implement a suitable program for publicly disseminating information about the LTSC and its work
. Manage LTSC Web sites and collaborative technologies
. Manage LTSC email reflectors
. Maintain an up-to-date roster of members and their access privileges

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