The ongoing work of learning standards

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You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. And then the IMS (an initiative of Educause before being spun out as an independent effort) started creating standards, as did the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the major body in the US responsible for computing standards. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough.