A few weeks ago I was elected as AICC Communication Chairperson. Since then, I've taken on the task of doing some updates to the AICC website, including adding the AICC News blog. I encourage you to check it out if you're interested in seeing some pretty good presentations on elearning and staying current on elearning standards activities too.

For those of you who don't know what the AICC is, here's a little description that I culled from the AICC FAQ page.

The Aviation Industry CBT (Computer-Based Training) Committee (AICC) is an international association of technology-based training professionals. The AICC develops guidelines for aviation industry in the development, delivery, and evaluation of CBT and related training technologies.

I'll antipate your next question, My company is not involved in aviation so why should I care about AICC? Again, citing their FAQs:

The AICC wants the aviation training community to get the best possible value for its technology-based training dollar. The only way that this is possible is to promote interoperability standards that software vendors can use across multiple industries. With such standards a vendor can sell their products to a broader market for a lower unit cost. AICC recommendations are fairly general to most types of computer based training and, for this reason, are widely used outside of the aviation training industry. If you are concerned about reuse and interoperability of online learning, the AICC is a good group to participate in. The AICC also actively coordinates its efforts with broader learning technology standards organizations like IMS, ADL, ISO SC/36, and IEEE LTSC.

I hope to see you there.