Mumbai-based Hurix, a leading digital solutions company, is now an alliance member of IMS Global Learning Consortium (GLC), a nonprofit organization that is focused on developing open interoperability standards in learning technology. Through this membership, Hurix is now a part of a forum that is involved in redefining the world’s technology standards in learning and actively contributing towards educational innovation. “We are pleased that Hurix has joined the Common Cartridge/Learning Tools Alliance and look forward to their participation,” says CEO Rob Abel of IMS GLC.
As it is, Dictera—Hurix’s trademarked product; www.dictera.com—already offers a revolutionary approach to interactive HTML5 content development through its cloud-based collaboration and authoring platform. “Dictera is designed to make the job easier for the author, editor, media producer and project manager. Its template-driven approach enables authors to focus on the content and not to worry about layout. For editors, the WYSIWYG review saves valuable time by quickly identifying the bugs while its powerful workflow system allows project managers to efficiently manage complex projects,” says executive v-p of product solutions Sri Subramanian, pointing out that the platform has been adopted by many publishing clients including Jones & Bartlett Learning, Pearson USA and Grupo Anaya. “With the Common Cartridge and Learning Tools Interoperability [CC/LTI] standards certification that comes with the membership, we can be confident that Dictera will deliver quality content consistently across different learning management systems for instructors and students.”
Common Cartridge is an open standard through which IMS members offer digital educational content, learning management systems and learning software tools. Among IMS GLC’s contributing members are Pearson, Elsevier, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill Education, University of Cambridge, Harvard Business Publishing, California State University System, American Public University, New York City Department of Education, CourseSmart, Blackboard, K12.com, VitalSource, Apple, IBM and Oracle.