Oracle Plays Leading Role in Developing Specification Enabling Complete Integration and Interoperability Among Higher Education Learning Management Systems

Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:00am EST

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Feb 12 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Oracle announced today that Oracle's PeopleSoft Student Administration
    Integration Pack (SAIP) v9.0 has become the first student information
    system (SIS) to achieve official conformance certification with IMS
    Global Learning Consortium's Learning Information Services (LIS) v2.0
    Beta 1 specification.
--  The IMS Global LIS v2.0 Beta 1 specification certification tests are
    the first of its kind in providing third party vendor-neutral
    certification to open standards. Products that are certified to the
    LIS standards enable higher education institutions to reduce costs and
    complexity as they manage the exchange of information between student
    information systems and learning management systems (LMS). The LIS
    specification provides the industry with a definable yard stick to
    measure learning system interoperability.
--  IMS Global granted PeopleSoft Student Administration Integration Pack
    v9.0 conformance certification upon completion of the final testing
    set forth by the LIS working group which consists of higher education
    institutions, vendors and partners who have provided feedback and
    support during LIS v2.0 specification development. Oracle has been an
    active member since the group's inception and holds multiple
    leadership positions.
--  PeopleSoft Student Administration Integration Pack, part of Oracle's
    Academic Enterprise Solutions suite, provides an open, standards-based
    integration enabling higher education institutions to efficiently
    integrate and manage their various administrative and educational
    systems - streamlining business processes and decreasing
    implementation and maintenance costs for a greater return on
    investment (ROI).
--  By achieving LIS conformance certification, IMS Global has validated
    that PeopleSoft Student Administration Integration Pack provides
    out-of-the-box integration between PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and
    major vendor-supplied and open source learning management systems that
    also conform to LIS specification.
--  Since releasing PeopleSoft Student Administration Integration Pack in
    2009, Oracle has issued several major updates to the product based on
    the evolving LIS specification and feedback from customers and
    partners in the LIS working group -- ensuring the product met the
    latest industry standards.
--  IMS Global provides a neutral, members-based forum that enables higher
    education leaders -- including hardware and software vendors,
    educational institutions, publishers, government agencies, systems
    integrators, multimedia content providers and other consortia -- to
    come together to advocate the use of technology to support and
    transform education and learning.


Supporting Quotes 

--  "IMS Global Learning Consortium is excited to announce that Oracle is
    the first SIS vendor to obtain LIS conformance. Oracle has provided
    leadership and guidance throughout the specification process and
    shares in our goal of increasing flexibility, simplifying system
    deployment and improving system performance with universal learning
    system interoperability. We look forward to seeing other vendors
    follow Oracle's lead and reach conformance," said Dr. Rob Abel, chief
    executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium.
--  "The IMS Global LIS v2.0 specification encourages the industry to turn
    integration from a complex customization into a utility -- increasing
    system stability and performance," said Mark Armstrong, vice
    president, higher education product development, Oracle, and member of
    board of directors, IMS Global Learning Consortium. "Conformance
    confirms Oracle's longstanding commitment to system interoperability,
    and we are pleased to provide our higher education customers with an
    industry-leading SIS backed by IMS Global Learning Consortium's
    conformance certification stamp."


Supporting Resources

--  Oracle in Higher Education
--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Student Administration Integration Pack
--  PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
--  Oracle Higher Education on Facebook
--  Oracle Higher Education on Diigo


About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global)
 IMS Global,, is a nonprofit organization that advances technology
that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and
attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and
government organizations that are enabling the future of education by
collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors
Learning Impact: A global awards program and conference to recognize the
impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability and

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Katie Barron 

Janice Clayton
O'Keeffe & Company

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