Resources posted in this section are concerned with being aware of new developments that we feel you should be aware of in order to be a world leader in applying technology to enhance teaching and learning at scale. Topics include items such as the evolution of enterprise learning management or virtual learning environments, developments in successful deployment of classroom technology at scale, integration of enterprise systems and web-based learning applications, leading faculty and teacher development, and effective educational technology procurement practices.
Global Standards Enhance Innovation at the University of Michigan -May 2011, Article Format: HTML and PDF
Summary:Collaboration to enable innovation is a hallmark at the University of Michigan (U-M). Consistently one of the largest public research universities in the U.S., the U-M places equally high value on teaching and learning. It is a founding partner and active contributor to the Sakai community open source project. It also has been an active participant and leader in the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
Offer Opportunities for Stronger Partnerships Between
Vendors - April 2011, Article Format: HTML and PDF
Summary:Creating products that adhere to interoperability standards helps contain research and development costs as well as enhance their appeal to potential customers. Meeting those standards also offers opportunities for developing and strengthening partnerships between vendors.
IMS Campus Case Study -Louisiana Community & Technical College System Online - January 2011, Type: Case Study Format: HTML and PDF
Summary: IMS Global Learning Consortium helps Louisiana Community & Technical College System Online as it develops standardized online programs in an open source environment
Taming the Metadata Beast: ILOX, November 2010, Type: Article Format: HTML and PDF
Summary: This framework, named Information for Learning Object eXchange (ILOX), is developed as part of the IMS Learning Object Discovery & Exchange (LODE) specification that aims to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of learning objects stored across more than one collection. While thus far ILOX has been demonstrated to resolve a number of challenges specific to the e-learning domain, it is a generic framework that can be profiled to organize metadata about any type of digital content.
IMS Campus Case Study - Lone Star College System, October 2010, Type: Case Study Format: HTML and PDF
Summary: Discover how Lone Star College leverages IMS Global Consortium’s guidance and Common Cartridge standard to integrate content for online program and system use
IMS Campus Case Study - Tennessee Board of Regents, October 2010, Type: Case Study Format: HTML and PDF
Summary: Learn how Tennessee Board of Regents creates seamless online learning and information sharing with IMS Global Consortium’s guidance and interoperability standards
The State of Technology in Higher Education:
A Conversation with The Campus Computing Project's Kenneth Green, March 2010, Type: Interview, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: A keynote speaker at Learning Impact 2010, IMS Global recently spoke with Green about trends in higher education technology and what we can expect during the coming decade.
The Learning Impact 2010 Report: High Value Projects that Leading Institutions, Schools, and Governments are Implementing to Improve Access and Affordability to High Quality Educational Experiences, February 2010, Type: Executive Summary, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: This report is directed at individuals and organizations leading the adoption of new technologies to support teaching and learning at the course, discipline, institutional, and educational system levels. Its goal is to help identify repeatable implementation projects that can help institutions and educational authorities improve access, affordability, and quality of educational experiences.
IMS Korea Standardization Forum Event Summary, November 2009, Type: Event Summary, Format: PDF document
Summary: An overview of the 2nd Annual IMS Korea Standardization forum.
Using Learning Technology and Standards to Increase Student Success in Math at the University of Alabama, July 2009, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: Interactive, web-based, discipline specific “homework applications” are a disruptive innovation that is rapidly improving the lives of teachers and students at scale.
A Survey of Student Retention Early Warning Strategies, February 2009, Type: Research report, Format: PDF document.
Summary: This qualitative research report from collaboration between the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Education Advisory Board Corporation describes successful U.S. higher education case studies of a variety of approaches to improving student retention.
Leading Integration of Enterprise Learning and Administrative Systems: The Next Generation, October 2008, Type: Event summary article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: This article is a complete summary of a panel session held at Educause 2008 concerned with how new learning technologies can be integrated with student systems. The panelists included representatives from Blackboard, Oracle, SunGard, and Georgetown University.
LearnSAT - Learning and Educational Technology Trends and Satisfaction Survey
Summary: LearnSAT is the education industry’s ONLY ongoing research into trends and satisfaction of products and services that contribute to the educational experience. The public may view in-process ratings and provide ratings by accessing the online IMS Learning and Educational Technology Product Directory. IMS Contributing Members have the ability to influence the categories, products and questions in the survey. IMS Contributing and Affiliate Members serve as survey panel participants and have in-process access to the full set of survey results in progress, including:
Opinion: Demanding Educational Software Standards That Work, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2009, Type: Online article, Format: HTML.
Summary: In this editorial column, principal technologist at Georgetown University, Charlie Leonhardt, urges his information technology colleagues in education to demand interoperability standards while procuring or upgrading campus systems.
Digital Content Summit, March 2009, Type: Event summary article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: Report from The IMS GLC Special Summit on Next Generation Digital Learning & Content in February 2009 at California State University including trends in e-Books and related digital content, including presentations from CourseSmart, Café Scribe, Follett, Cengage, and Pearson.
New Standards to Facilitate eLearning, eSchoolNews, March 2009, Type: Online article, Format: HTML. Type: Online article, Format: HTML.
Summary: This magazine article describes the rise of IMS Common Cartridge in helping improve teaching and learning.
Perspectives on the Use of Technology in the Education Part of the Industry: 1995-2008 - Rob Abel - European Learning Industry Group (ELIG) – October 2008, Type: Presentation slides, Format: PDF document of PowerPoint slides.
Summary: This presentation compares industry segment growth of learning technology in the U.S. since 1995 and describes the important transformation to web-based learning applications and content in the current era.
What is the Learning Impact of the Technology-Empowered Education You Deliver? John Falchi - League for Innovation in the Community College- October 2008, Type: Presentation slides, Format: PDF document of PowerPoint slides.
Summary: This presentation discusses the challenges in transitioning from an IT enterprise focused on “administration” to one focused on “learning” in today’s higher education environment.
IMS and LTAC Orientation and Updates John Falchi - Learning Technology Advisory Council (LTAC) Workshop - October 2008, Type: Presentation slides, Format: PDF document of PowerPoint slides.
Summary: This presentation outlines the then current work of the IMS Learning Technology Advisory Council (LTAC), including status of projects in progress.
The Coming Changes in Learning: Creating New Architectures Now! featuring coming changes in the health sciences, July 2008, Type: Video archive of Summit meeting, Format: Streaming video.
Summary: This is an archive of a full day of presentations at the University of Michigan looking to the future of digital content and architectures to meet the needs of open global learning, featuring talks from John L. King, Paul N. Courant, and a special talk by James J. Duderstadt on the Coming Changes in the University.
The Future of ICT Standards in Learning, Rob Abel - June 2008 - Type: Recorded presentation archive, Format: Streaming video or podcast.
Summary: This lecture sets the stage with the thought that the great dilemma of our time in that knowledge is the most valuable asset, but so difficult to measure, and then progresses to discuss the transition to Learning 3.0 and what it will mean for learning technology and standards.
The State of Learning Technology and the Impact of Standards on Improving Education:An Interview with Martin Bean, February 2008, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: In this interview, the General Manager of Microsoft’s Education Products Group discusses the Microsoft view of the use of technology across K-20 education, including how technology can impact quality of education.
Perspectives on the Progression of Learning in Higher Education:An Interview with John Lombardi January 2008, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: In this interview, the president of the Louisiana State University System provides his views on the evolution of technology to support higher education from an executive perspective.
Learning Impact Awards , Rob Abel, Presentation at The Summit on Innovation in Learning Technology, Queenstown, New Zealand - November 2007, Type: Presentation slides, Format: PDF document of PowerPoint slides.
Summary: This presentation discusses the Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) and how IMS GLC has restructured its activities to cover the full spectrum of innovation, adoption, and learning impact.
The Evolving Course Management System and the Future of Learning: An Interview with Matthew Schnittman - November 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: In this interview, the president of eCollege’s Learning division provides his views on what is happening to the “course management system” as the penetration matures in U.S. higher education.
Learning, Technology, and Standards: A Call to Action for the Coming Era , Rob Abel, October 2007, Type: Presentation slides, Format: PDF document of PowerPoint slides.
Summary: This presentation addresses the question of “How do you know if your institution is a leader in learning?” and the ramifications this question has on the use of technology and standards.
Meeting Institutional Learning Technology Challenges at the University of Maryland University College: An Interview with Nicholas Allen - September 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: The recent provost of the largest non-profit provider of online courses in the U.S. gives us his perspective on the strategic use of technology to enhance quality and scale.
Learning Impact 2007: The Latest Trends in Learning, Technology, and Standards, August 2007, Type: Annual Review report, Format: PDF
Summary: This report from the IMS Global Learning Consortium reviews the latest developments and learning technology and standards and highlights six strategic trends to watch going forward into the future.
Educational Testing Service and Farragut High School Take Top Honors in First Annual Learning Impact Award (LIA) Global Competition: An Interview with Gary Driscoll - July 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: The top rated platinum winners of the 2007 Learning Impact Awards organizations discuss how this ETS intelligent tutoring product improved access, affordability, and quality.
Leading in Learning with Community Engagement: An Interview with Cal State Northridge President Jolene Koester - June 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: The organizations responsible for the top rated platinum winners of the 2007 Learning Impact Awards discuss how this ETS intelligent tutoring product improved access, affordability, and quality.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Education - from Top to Bottom - View the Recording June 2007, Type: Live webinar archive, Format: Wimba.
Summary: Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle present their views on the role of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in education.
Achieving Learning Impact Through Strategic Investment in Technology: The IMS Global Learning Consortium Executive Strategic Council Perspective - March 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: The IMS Executive Strategic Council provides their views on what constitutes strategic investment in technology to improve access, affordability, and quality.
Innovation, Adoption, and Learning Impact: Creating the Future of IT, March 2007, Rob Abel, Type: Educause Review Article, Format: HTML
Summary: This article reviews the progress made in adoption of technology to support learning over the past 10 years in higher education and looks to the future given the current socio-economic drivers, with a special emphasis on the role of the Chief Information or Chief Learning Officer.
IMS GLC Learning Technology Trends and Satisfaction Report - Feb 2007, Type: Research Report, Format: PDF.
Summary: This report provides survey results on the state of adoption, trends, and satisfaction of learning and educational technology, covering learning management systems, assessment systems, digital content, administrative systems, and more.
Oracle and the Academic Enterprise: An Interview with Curtiss Barnes of Oracle- January 2007, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: The marketing leader of Oracle’s education segment discusses the Oracle strategy post Peoplesoft merger, including the importance of standards.
Understanding Media Psychology and Learning to Learn: An Interview with Bernie Luskin of Fielding Graduate University - September 2006, Type: Interview article, Format: HTML and PDF document.
Summary: In this interview, a former Community College president, online learning pioneer, and visionary behind the new field of “Media Psychology” explores the need for a new type of technical leadership in universities to support teaching and learning.
Best Practices in Open Source in Higher Education Study The State of Open Source Software March 2006, Type: Research Report, Format: PDF.
Summary: The only detailed study on the use of open source software in higher education ever performed, this report details the level of use, perceived benefit, and service needs for the full range of enterprise software, including learning management, portals, student, and financial systems.
What's Next in Learning Technology in Higher Education? Paper by Rob Abel dated October 2005. Type: Trends and predictions report, Format: PDF.
Summary: This paper discusses the past successes of technology to support and enhance learning in higher education, discusses several theories of adoption, and then provides predications on what future technology areas could “go mainstream.”