Accompanied by Hugh Krentz, Chairman SCC (left) and Peter Clark, Executive Director of SCC (right) Dr. Jake Knoppers (photo, centre) represented the Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology for learning, education and training (CAC/JTC 1/SC 36 and received the 2004 Special Achievement Award.
CAC/JTC 1/SC 36 E-Learning
The Canadian Advisory Committee on Information Technology for learning, education and training (CAC/JTC 1/SC 36) is a relatively young committee, which has achieved remarkable success in its short existence.
First established as an Observer Member to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36, the committee's nucleus of dedicated members rapidly achieved Participating Member status by recruiting new members who quickly became actively involved in the work of the JTC 1 subcommittee.
CAC/JTC1/SC36 has made over 50 contributions to the active projects of the international joint committee and is now sponsoring several new international standardization projects.
In March 2004, the CAC hosted the 9th International Plenary of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 in Montreal. In conjunction with the plenary, it also organized and hosted a two-day international Open Forum on e-Learning Standards Development. The informative event featured an opening address by Quebec Education Minister Pierre Reid and drew participants from the World Bank, UNESCO, and la Francophonie.