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IMS Europe Conference 2017

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29 Nov 2017 - 1:10am to 30 Nov 2017 - 1:10am
IMS Member Meetings
CentrEd at ExCeL in London, England

IMS  Global Europe Conference

29-30 November 2017

CentrEd at ExCeL - London, England

The IMS Europe Conference will provide institutional and edtech leaders the opportunity to draw on the experience and knowledge of those organizations who are leveraging IMS standards to enable teaching and learning innovation; provide input about key European market applications that need to be addressed by IMS standards; and help shape future IMS Europe initiatives and leadership.

LOCATION

CentrEd at ExCeL - NOTE: The entrance is on the canal side.  Do not go into the ExCeL building.  

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the IMS Europe Conference 2017 (including the LTI Bootcamp) is £125 + VAT.

REGISTER NOW

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Start End Day One - Agenda Topics and Speakers

8:00

9:15

Breakfast and Networking

9:15

9:45

Opening Keynote: Enabling a Plug & Play Ecosystem to Support Innovation and Student Success

  • Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

9:45

10:15

Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) In Europe: The Value of the Ecosystem
As the NGDLE becomes more achievable for many institutions around the world, a debate has emerged around its overall structure for maximum student benefit. Should it represent a hub and spoke environment or a networked collection of tools and services? In this session, we will explore both approaches, as well as the important role standards play in supporting a truly viable digital learning ecosystem.

  • Melissa Loble, Instructure

10:15

10:30

Tea and Coffee

10:30

11:15

Closing the Gap: Accelerating Progress Towards Next Generation Learning Environments in Europe
Meet representatives of leading European institutions who are currently working towards new architectures for teaching and learning. What deployment
patterns are emerging? What obstacles need to be overcome? Are there standards or protocols missing to enable a fully interoperable NGDLE, packed with new capabilities? What can we do to move forward together?

Moderator: Markus Gylling, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Panelists:

  • Marieke de Wit, SURF
  • Johan Bergström, Umeå University
  • Beth Havinga, German Alliance for Education
  • Sarah Davies, JISC

11:15

12:00

Education Analytics in Action: Surfacing Insights to Improve Outcomes

Moderator: Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

With the advent and success of standards such as Caliper Analytics® and xAPI, large-scale learning analytics is slated to become more widely adopted over the coming years. In this session, we discuss the learning analytics landscape with suppliers and institutional representatives. What are the recommended paths for those who want to deploy learning analytics today? What have early adopters found to be the most critical aspects to focus on when improving this technology for the future?

Panelists:

  • Nynke de Boer, SURF
  • Rick Johnson, Ingram/VitalSource
  • Andy Ramsden, Blackboard
  • Melissa Loble, Instructure

12:00

13:00

Lunch

13:00

14:00

Lightning Talks: Enabling a Plug & Play Ecosystem to Support Innovation and Success

13:00 - 13:15: How IMS Thin Common Cartridge is used at Houston Independent Schools District, Steven Threadgold, itsLearning

13:15 - 13:30: LTI and Caliper in Unexpected Places: Supporting Millions of Learners in Browsers, Mobile Apps, and Offline Usage, Rick Johnson, Ingram/VitalSource

13:30 - 13:45: Up2U - Modular Learning Ecosystem for Supporting Schools in EuropePeter Szegedi, GÉANT

13:45- 14:00: New standards and protocols for computer-aided proctoring  Steve Lay, QuestionMark

14:00

14:30

From Enrollment to Transcripts: Rostering in K-12 and HED
OneRoster® has seen a tremendous uptake in K-12 schools by solving the need to securely and reliably exchange roster information, course materials and grades between systems. In this presentation, you will learn about the plans for future development of IMS rostering and outcomes services as pertains to both K-12 and higher education.

  • Colin Smythe, IMS Global Learning Consortium

14:30

15:00

Deploying e-Assessment Services in Practice
In this session, Mark Molenaar, CTO of OAT and co-chair of the IMS QTI® Technical Committee, will share case studies of standards-based e-Assessment deployment in Europe, with focus on innovations and advances in assessment design. (If you are interested in e-Assessment, don’t miss Mark’s extended session on Thursday afternoon!)

  • Mark Molenaar, TAO Testing

15:00

15:30

Tea and Coffee

15:30

16:15

Plug and Play in Practice: Experiences with LTI
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) standard is established as the lingua franca for the secure integration of rich learning applications with learning platforms. Hear from tool vendors how they are utilizing LTI today, and how they expect to utilize LTI tomorrow.

Moderator: Jessica Wells, Instructure

Panelists:

  • Claude Vervoort, Cengage 
  • Steven Threadgold, itsLearning
  • Paul Taras, PebblePad
  • Martin Lenord, Turnitin

16:15

17:00

Building a Functional Digital Credentials Ecosystem
In order for new models for credentialing to thrive, the community must collectively work together to create the future for open badges, extended transcripts, and education pathways and to systematically remove the barriers inhibiting digital credentials from being broadly adopted to address both student and workforce needs. This panel offers their own expertise to what is needed to build a highly functional digital credentials ecosystem.

Moderator: Mark Leuba, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Panelists: 

  • Ruth Drysdale, JISC
  • Patrina Law, Open University
  • David Leaser, IBM
  • Kate Radionoff, Madison College
  • Frans Ward, SURF

17:00

17:15

Closing Remarks

17:15

...

Networking at a local venue TBD

 

Start End Day Two - Track One                             Start End

Day Two - Track Two

08:00 09:00 Breakfast and Networking      
09:00 11:00

LTI Resource Search

  • Adam Blum, ACT

​LTI Resource Search enables a standard way for students and teachers to be able to search and access one or more learning object repositories directly from their primary teaching or learning environment (instead of a separate "resource picker application"). Learning management systems and other educational platforms will thus be able to provide teacher and student users with seamless access to effective educational resources (instructional videos, games, assessments, quizzes) from the LMS' native user interface. Resource aggregators and publishers who support this standard will provide direct access to a wider set of users, without having to write custom connecting code to each LMS’ “app store." A standard way for educational applications to search resource aggregators and for educational content creators to surface their metadata will accelerate providing the right resource to each learner, enabling higher student achievement. 

LTI Deep Linking - the Consumer Conundrum

  • Melissa Loble, Instructure and Paul Taras, PebblePad
Virtually everyone in education has added richness to their teaching and learning experience by using a learning platform to launch a third-party tool. But what happens when a learner wants to use two core learning platforms at the same time? In this session, we'll explore the customer-driven LTI development work between Canvas and PebblePad. This project blurs the distinction between tool and consumer, enhancing the learning experience for a fast-growing user base.
 

 

LTI Names & Roles Provisioning

  • Claude Vervoort, Cengage, Jenn Earl, Turnitin and Martin Lenord, Turnitin

This presentation will outline how Turnitin has been integrated in the Cengage Mindtap platform using a spectrum of LTI specifications. It is intended to be practical and recipe oriented: which integration issues did we face? How did we solve it? Did the specifications gave us an answer? Did we have to go out-of-specs territory? We hope the attendants will learn from this cookbook and even propose their own ideas on how to address integration issues.

09:00

 

 

 

10:00

 

 

Vetting from all angles

  • Rob Abel, IMS Global
  • Johan Bergström, Umeå University

In a world where Edtech solutions are flooding our institutions the need of ensuring secure and technologically sound as well as pedagogically and business supportive solutions is paramount. The App vetting project from IMS Global and the GEER initiative are two endeavours taking on this challenge from different angles. Via the IMS app vetting collaboration, leading institutions are sharing how they do the vetting and will ultimately set up an information resource via the IMS product directory to enable institutions and suppliers to access the vetting results. GEER (Global Edtech Evaluation Repository) wishes to leverage local initiatives and assemble a community of institutions and aggregate these many good initiatives into a repository of previous and current Edtech tool assessments that can be distributed to other organisations achieving organic growth.

 

 

10:00 11:00

Accessible Publishing: a deep dive

  • Rick Johnson, VitalSource
Industry leaders, including publishers and content providers, have been searching for a gold standard for delivering universally accessible content. In this session, the EPUB 3.1 standard will be presented, and its advantages over other vehicles for content delivery discussed. The presentation will include a live demonstration of the creation of a compliant EPUB 3.1 e-text delivered accessibly on multiple desktop and mobile platforms. 
11:00  11:15 Tea and Coffee      
11:15 12:00

Identity Management

  • Beth Havinga, German Alliance for Education
The point of ID Management in education solutions and frameworks is becoming increasingly important with governments looking to regulate ID systems for schools and communities, and data security regulations changing. Exploring current development trends and possibilities, we’ll address framework solutions and the place of standards as we look into the future of ID management requirements from the perspective of service providers and vendors as well as governments and ministries.
11:15 12:00

Accessibility Training, Remediation, and Tracking: A Case Study with Ally

  • Nicolaas Matthijs, Blackboard

Designed to integrate with several LMS, the Ally tool allows faculty to scan their courses for accessibility problems, recommend ways to make materials more accessible, and provide institutional accessibility data. This presentation will discuss feedback from faculty, staff, and students and demonstrate how Ally is helping institutions meet their accessibility goals.

 
12:00 12:30

OneRoster

  • Steven Threadgold, itsLearning

Steven Threadgold, head of product management at itslearning, will share some of their experiences of developing their IMS OneRoster implementation - from conception through IMS certification and to rollout.

12:00 12:30

Accessibility Q&A

Question and Answers session with previous speakers in this track on moving forward towards improved accessibility practices in educational institutions.

12:30

13:30

Lunch

     

13:30

17:00

Bootcamp: Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)

IMS is making available class libraries to make it simpler to adopt the LTI specification, including its associated extensions. This bootcamp will take participants through a worked example using sample code in PHP.  It will demonstrate how to build an LTI Tool Provider application which can be launched from an LTI 1 Tool Consumer and take advantage of the improved user experience offered by LTI Deep Linking. 
 
The Tool Provider application will contain a simple Caliper event so that the related LTI services can be used to show how events can be captured across system boundaries allowing a more holistic view of a user's activities to be gathered.
 
IMS recently announced the LTI Advantage initiative (https://www.imsglobal.org/lti-advantage-overview). Participants will be introduced to the components in LTI Advantage with an introduction to the new LTI 1.3 specification.
  • Colin Smythe, IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Claude Vervoort, Cengage Learning
13:30 14:15

A History of Digital Badges at Madison Area Technical College

Madison College’s digital badge program is approaching its sixth anniversary. The college was the first two year school in the United States to issue badges and is one of the oldest on-going badge programs among higher education institutions. This presentation will discuss the evolution of the award winning badge program at the college, from noncredit vocational training to degree credit programs and employer training.

  • Kate Radionoff, Madison College
14:15 16:30

Bootcamp: e-Assessment Standards 101
Meet the co-chair of the IMS QTI technical committee to discuss, see demos, and learn details about current and forthcoming IMS specifications in the e-assessment domain: QTI 3, Computer Adaptive Testing, proctoring, and the Caliper Analytics assessment metric profile.

  • Mark Molenaar, TAO Testing
 

Special Thanks to the Sponsors of the 2017 IMS Europe Conference 

 

Instructure logo for sponsorship recognition

Diamond Partner

   

ACT Logo sponsor

Platinum Partner

Blackboard Logo - Summit sponsor

Platinum Partner

PebblePad logo

Platinum Partner

VitalSource Logo

Platinum Partner

   

 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the IMS Europe Conference 2017 (including the LTI Bootcamp) is £125 + VAT.

REGISTER NOW

 

TRAVEL AND HOTELS 

DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel 
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from £159 per night
4 stars

Sunborn Yacht Hotel
http://www.sunbornhotels.com/
from £148 per night
4 stars 

Crowne Plaza London Docklands 
http://www.cpdocklands.co.uk/
from £140 per night
4 Stars

Hotel Novotel London Excel
http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3656-novotel-london-excel/index.shtml
from £99 per night
4 stars 

Premier Inn London Docklands
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/london-docklands-excel.html
from £90 per night
2 stars