An updated set of standards for creating accessible and reusable e-learning content has been published for the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
The 2012 VET E-standards were released by the National VET E-learning Strategy (Strategy) following endorsement by the E-standards Expert Group (EEG). The EEG is the technical standards body for the VET sector, as endorsed by the National Senior Officials Committee (NSOC).
The Strategy’s New Generation Technologies for Learning (also known as E-standards for Training) Technical Officer, Bronwyn Lapham, said “E-standards are essential for planning, developing and managing e-learning resources for VET – particularly in light of the speed of the evolution of technology.
“E-standards make creation and delivery of e-learning easier by helping to ensure that resources operate consistently and are accessible to the widest possible audience,” she said.
Key updates for 2012 are around desktop platforms and content formats, including the warning that Flash is expected to be removed from the recommended formats from 2013 after Adobe’s announcement that it is discontinuing development of the format on mobile devices.
The 2012 VET E-standards are available both online and in printable MS Word format on the New Generation Technologies for Learning website.
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