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Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
Develops standards for advanced distributed learning

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Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Develops and promotes standards, practices, research and events related to both print and digital publishing

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Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)
Develops methods of streamlining data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors

Council on Integrity in Results Reporting
Develops and maintains standards for measuring and reporting of graduation and job placement information by educational institutions

Customized Learning Experience Online Lab (CLEO)
Developed research collaborations on e-learning interoperability specifications *Inactive

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DAISY Consortium
Maintains and promotes the DAISY Standard for Digital Talking Books

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Ed-Fi Alliance
Develops XML-based data tools to integrate raw education data into Web-based applications

Developed scalable learning services made available to students worldwide *Inactive

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IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology

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Kantara Initiative
Develops and promotes secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information

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Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures *Inactive

Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI)
Develops and promotes the secure exchange of data among current and future systems, website, and mobile apps

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)
Develops language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources

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Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
Develops and promotes digital content interoperability standards

Open eBook Forum (OeBF)
Established specifications and standards for electronic publishing *Now the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

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SIF Association / Access 4 Learning
Develops and promotes specifications for sharing of school and learning information (the SIF Implementation Specification)

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Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)
Developed and now maintains the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

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