Recommendations listed in this section are those requiring additional work that could reasonably be accomplished as a continuation of the current arrangements for the Preferred Standards Project, i.e. they are focussed directly on standards or would require minimal labour. Projects of a more diverse or substantial nature are listed in the section on Proposed Projects.
Mapping between AVETMISS and IMS terminology.
Monitoring of web site usage statistics to determine when to change the versions of popular web browsers that should be supported and listed as Preferred Standards.
Evaluation of available methods for online delivery (satellite, television, frame relay, ISDN, ADSL) to determine relevant standards and requirements for data compression.
Establishment of Standing Committee for continuing review of standards and developments.
Investigation of remote sensing image format standards and methods for automatic conversion to Virtual Reality tours.
Monitoring of product support for SMIL (SMIL is currently implemented by Netscape Communicator 6, Internet Exploder 5.5, Quicktime player, and Real player.)
Communication of bandwidth requirements for training to decision makers in relevant areas.
Examination of methods for providing the functionality of the PDF format in a way that is accessible to visually impaired persons.
Documentation of standards and development of guidelines for the use of CODECs.
Recommendations to the EdNA Metadata Project Group on thesauri commonly used by Vocational Education and Training but not included in the current EdNA Metadata Standard. These are, in order of preference - AVETMISS, VOCED, Ozjac, AEShareNet, and ASCED.
Evaluation of RDF and RDF compliant metadata tools to determine utility within Vocational Education and Training.
Encouragement of all training organisations to conform to the EdNA Memorandum of Agreement for harvesting of links to web sites.
Maintenance of a list of software that conforms to the Preferred Standards.
Monitoring of developments in the following hardware areas
Consideration of the firewire standard and its acceptance as a Preferred Standard.
Investigation of ecommerce standards such as smart cards for their relevance to Vocational Education and Training.
Documentation of standards and investigation of development methods specifically for DVD.
Documentation of relevant security standards including those for secure delivery of information, server authentication, student authentication, and copyright.
Documentation of relevant standards for wireless and mobile access by students to online training.
This continuing work to be managed by the current Project Manager using the $50,000 available for the purpose in the year 2001.