Managing Learning Content

Dr. Daniel R. Rehak
Daniel R. Rehak Consulting, LLC

About Dr. Daniel R. Rehak

Dr. Daniel R. Rehak is the founder of Daniel R. Rehak Consulting, LLC, a consultancy focusing on systems design, information management and architecture, with emphasis on learning and training technologies, content and knowledge management and related technology interoperability standards. He has held prior position as the Co-Director of the Workforce Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Laboratory and the Technical Director of the Learning Systems Architecture Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, which he co-founded in 2000. He is also a Fellow with ICF International.

Dr. Rehak has over 12 years of experience in the e-Learning industry as a technical strategist, information architect and planner. His expertise is in software design and architecture; data and knowledge management; Internet and Web-based systems; and education technologies. He has worked with government, academic and commercial partners; focusing on future directions and approaches to learning technologies, content, learning management, and digital libraries. He has participated in the development of many of the current e-learning interoperability standards and specifications (IEEE LTSC, IMS) and has been an invited speaker addressing the future trends in learning technology standards and systems at numerous international events.

Abstract

Do you know where your (e-Learning) content is? How it’s used and reused (both in formal training and other uses)? Who is using it, where, when? How much you have? What your users think about how they get it and use it? In this presentation we will explore how (e-Learning) content and knowledge is used and managed, along with a collection of business drivers and processes needed to support (learning) content management. We will present a collection of technical solution components to address some of the problems of content management, and illustrate how these can be combined using a business driven approach to develop a service-oriented model for content distribution, discovery, delivery and management. We will present an overview of a model for content management within a training infrastructure, and illustrate how a comprehensive collection of integrated tools and services can simplify user interactions within a content management infrastructure.

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