This article does a good job of laying out the broad field of elearning standards bodies, and is a good starting point for the uninitiated. I guess what I was hoping for, though, was a little more info on what form the collaboration between the various groups was going to take(cf. the news release from IMS last October on inter-initiative collaboration at http://www.imsproject.org/pressrelease/pr021031.cfm). Of even greater interest would be simply whether some of these initiatives are still active at all (I could be wrong, but there doesn’t seem to have been any activity on the OKI site or announcement list for months! And there are other initiatives within higher ed, e.g. HEKATE, in regards to which I am really interested to know if anything will ever transpire).