ETSI has released a new set of classroom teaching materials on ICT standardization. A comprehensive textbook, “Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice”, together with an extensive slide pack have been developed with the support of the European Commission and the EFTA Secretariat. The textbook and slides, written by six experts who have both academic and practical standardization experience, are available for download for free from the ETSI website at www.etsi.org/standardization-education.
The new teaching materials from ETSI follow a modular design to enable students to focus on the aspects which most concern them. Topics covered include:
- Standardization basics
- The standards ecosystem
- The production of standards
- Standardization and innovation
- Standardization and strategy
- A business perspective: Standardization and intellectual property rights (IPR)
- The economic benefits of standards
The teaching materials, already being trialled in universities, are available for download from www.etsi.org/standardization-education and the PowerPoint version of the slides is available with a license enabling lecturers to adapt and integrate the slides in their existing teaching materials. Printed copies of the textbook will be available shortly for purchase from online bookstores.