Well, they're out there live:
Why did IMS put these out there?
1. It's Summer and we're tired of vacationing (not really - we really need more vacation)
2. We wanted some pages about LTI that were less "IMS speak" and more down to normal human propeller head level
3. We wanted a cool catalog like thingy that showed what learning platforms (consumers) and tools (producers) were out there and IMS certified (meaning that they have passed our tests and willing to work with IMS as a neutral party if there are any integration issues) more clearly than our master conformance certification table. I was recently at a meeting of the University of California ETLG where we discussed the need for such a thing and enhancements the community could make to it . . .
4. Extensions: We are aware that there are quite a few very useful extensions out there that need to be folded into the specification and conformance. We wanted a place to collect those. This will be a major topic of discussion at the upcoming IMS meetings in August in Ann Arbor - all are invited (also having a great LTI implementation workshop there - really about implementation - not Dr. Chuck's LTI life story :-) which of course we love but we figure everyone has heard now ). We will be compiling a list of products and the various extensions they support as we rev LTI version 1.
In short this is a series of pages that we hope will help people rapidly understand LTI and begin to implement it - as well as for certified suppliers to some space to show their wares to the growing community of LTI advocates/adopters.