As a member of the JELC Advisory Board, it our vision that Lifelong Learning is available to all citizens across the world and not limited to a few," said Mike Keller, University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University.
The JELC is a direct outcome of the first LifeLong Learning Forum hosted by Sun in March 2004.
Founded on the principle of open collaboration, the JELC plans to address a variety of issues of great importance to the education community, including teaching and learning new technologies, vocational retraining, bridging the digital divide, and achieving full global access to top education materials and courses.
The JELC continues Sun's active support of the Schools Interoperability Framework and the IMS Global Learning Consortium," said Ed Walker, CEO of IMS.
The centerpiece of the JELC is the dedicated Education and Learning Community portal on Java.