Schemeta has developed international contacts in the fields of e-learning, adult literacy and standards. Here are some examples:

Kingdom of Saudi

Mike worked with Alphaplus to develop National Occupational Skills Standards and qualification frameworks for computer related occupations.

South Africa

Jenny went to the Khayelitsha township in South Africa to work with young people in a World Film Collective project to make a film about adult literacy using using mobile phones. Here is the film they produced.


Norwegian Tax Vocabulary

Mike worked with Knowledge Ingtegration and Acando to provide consultancy and training to the Norwegian Tax Administraion in connection with the provision of vocabulary management service.


ASPECT logoMike was involved in the ASPECT project with Vocabulary Management Group developing a Vocabulary Bank for Education. This holds controlled vocabularies for the project and for other European Schoolnet activities that are used to validate metadata for various services.


sc 36 delegates


For many years Mike attended, and often chaired, international and European meetings of groups that develop standards for ICT in learning education and training.

These include:

  • CEN ISSS Workshop for Learning Technologies
  • CEN TC353

World Computer Congress

Mike and Jenny gave presentations at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane together with Professor Phil Candy, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Learning) at the University of Southern Queensland. The presentation described the process of developing the NHS toolkit, its advantages and its transferability to other scenarios as well as e-learning. The discussions about e-learning readinesss and maturity models were lively and stimulating.


Photograph:  Mike Collett and Jenny Hunt


Jenny and Mike visited Wellington, New Zealand. They both presented at a digital learning conference organised by the Ministry of Education.

Jenny spoke about how e-learning had impacted on literacy and numeracy teaching for adults.

This was followed up with two seminars with leading government officials and practitioners. Mike attended the international standards meetings for SC36.




workshop attendees in MauritiusTraining and consultancy was provided to the Mauritius adult literacy programme with ICSSP. Schemeta directors, Jenny and Mike, went to Mauritius to provide consultancy and training to help launch the national adult literacy programme. This involved participating in, and presenting at, a 2-day conference and providing training the trainer sessions.