FYI: I found this on the IFETS list and the web page is at
LSAL has developed a prototype web services implementation of a front-end broker providing single access to a collection of different learning management systems.
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Individual organizations have adopted different learning management systems (LMSs) and are understandably reluctant to discard them. Different communities of learners often span multiple organizations, and thus learners may be forced to interact with different LMSs to complete elements of an integrated training program. Differences in system behaviors and interfaces, and the lack of a comprehensive management environment, limit both learning and management effectiveness.
The LMS Handler is a service broker that confederates capabilities of multiple LMSs into a single service-based interface, forming the core of a virtual university. The LMS Handler includes functionality for passing sign-on and registration information between LMSs, collecting aggregate course performance data, aggregating course listings, and providing a single entry point for course delivery.
The prototype has been implemented with a set of web services that follows a general architectural framework for service-based learning technology systems and has been linked to multiple learning management systems for course delivery.
This looks interesting! Someone should research it and find out whether the project is gaining any traction, or just another well funded university project that will end up being a footnote on some prof's resume. Seems like SCORM+