Participating in the Global
O.K.I. collaborates with leading organizations concerned
with learning technology, including the IMS Global Learning Consortium
and the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative, to define and extend
its architectural framework.
O.K.I. actively influences the work of the larger learning
technology standards community by communicating the requirements of higher
As the architecture matures, O.K.I. will work through IMS
Global Learning Consortium to assist vendors in building the next
generation of tools for the educational marketplace.
Influencing the evolution of the marketplace
Through the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the Open
Knowledge Initiative supports software vendors and system integrators,
encouraging them to move to modular products that target the specialized
needs of different institutions and areas of study.
The O.K.I. architecture supports innovators in online
education by focusing on modularity of services and integration in a learning
environment, thereby freeing them from the constraints of one-size-fits-all