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IMS Europe Summit 2019 Agenda

IMS Europe Summit 2019

AGENDA

 

 

Wednesday—9 October

1400 – 1700

IMS Europe Technical Taskforce Meeting at the Open University of Catalunya: IMS Contributing Members Only

 

Thursday—10 October

09:00

Registration

10:00

Welcome by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Location: Sala d’Acta

10:30

Opening Keynote by Rob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

LTI, OneRoster, Open Badges, Caliper Analytics...where are these groundbreaking interoperability standards leading us? Alternatively, how might they shape the future of education in Europe and around the world? In this opening talk, Dr. Rob Abel explores the connection between IMS Global’s work and goal of members working together to enable a better future for education and learning.

Location: Sala d’Acta

11:00

Break

11:30

IMS Roadmap Update by Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Significant milestones are happening across all areas of the IMS Global edtech ecosystem! Learn about the vision for IMS open standards to understand how they enable innovation in educational technology. Hear the latest progress and momentum with IMS standards and get an overview of critical areas for collaboration for the upcoming year. 

Location: Sala d’Acta

12:00

Realizing the IMS Roadmap by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Learn about the essential technical elements forming the foundation for a plug-and-play interoperable ecosystem and share your ideas on areas of collaboration that are relevant and most beneficial to Europe. Hear about the new Unified Data Model approach as a new way of representing data interoperability in a transparent and relatable way.

Location: Sala d’Acta

12:30

Collaboration is the Answer to Accelerating Adoption (Part 1) moderated by Wietze de Vries, Learning Technologist, Sunet

PanelistsFrancesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Annette Grande Furset, Senior Advisor, Unit Nicolaas Matthijs, Director of Product Management, Blackboard, Inc.; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme

IMS Europe members will explore how collaboration in Europe can help drive the adoption of relevant edtech standards. Who needs to be involved and what initiatives are vital to making this work? Where do we work with other parts of the world and where do we have Europe-specific projects?

Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp facilitated by Bracken Mosbacker,
Technical Standards Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Attendees will walk away with:

  • An understanding of all the services within LTI Advantage and how they work together
  • Explanation of the upgraded security model (with JWT, OIDC, and OAuth 2.0)
  • A hands-on experience working with actual implementations

Location: Aula 3+4

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Enabling a European Plug-and-Play Digital Ecosystem moderated by Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure

PresentersEric Adams, Manager of Operations, Kimono; Sebastian Bacher, Leiter Portale, Cornelsen Verlag GmbH; Esteve Badia Orive, Mathematics & Software Engineer, WIRIS; Bart Corbijn, Partner, Drieam; Wietze de Vries, Product Owner, Sunet; Silvio Ewert, Authorized Officer, Electric Paper Evaluationssysteme GmbH; Lee Farmer, Director of Customer Success, Vitalsource; Trip Gould, Chief Innovation Officer, Knowbly; Gene Garcia, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft; Ian Haugh, GM Europe VP Global Partnerships, Explorance; Melissa Loble, Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Partnerships, Instructure;  b, Domain Manager Standards & Architecture, Kennisnet; George Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer, Realizeit; Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure; Alberto Ruiz, Engineering Manager, Edudevel; Antonino Sistac, Director Latinoamérica y España, Readspeaker; Iñaki Velez de Guevara Rodriguez, Technology Director, Santillana; Steven Threadgold, Head of Product Management, Itslearning
 

PanelistsBart Corbijn, Partner, Drieam; Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource; Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Alberto Ruiz, Engineering Manager, Edudevel

This extended session will provide thorough background on plug-and-play ecosystems and the LTI standard via a series of lightning talks by IMS members.  To close the session, an expert panel comprising a range of LMS vendors, tool providers, and their customers will discuss how we can contribute to enabling a more connected ecosystem and the role that IMS standards can play. 
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Digital Assessment Innovation moderated by Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

Presenters: Antoni Bertran-Bellido, Developer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.; Sven Morgner, CEO, BPS GmbH; Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Sophie Thomson, Group IS Quality Manager, Cambridge Assessment; Nard van Kessel, Functional Analyst/Designer, Cito; Erwin van Schaffelaar, Chief Commercial Officer, Xquiry
 
Panelists: Arjan Aarnink, Enterprise Architect, Cito; Sven Morgner, CEO, BPS GmbH; Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
 
Learn about the trends in digital assessment in Europe and understand how QTI 3 addresses previously identified issues in interoperability. Listen to lightning talks from European IMS members on digital assessment, proctoring, results processing, and other assessment related topics. Find out what happened at the real-time plugfest held at the E-ATP conference and join us in a panel discussion on what the European IMS community should address moving forward.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4

15:30

Break

16:00

Using Actionable Data in Europe moderated by Steve Bailey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Blackboard

PresentersSteve Bailey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Blackboard; Marieke de Wit, Project Manager, SURF; Martin Lynch, Learning Systems Manager, University of South Wales; Amin Qazi, Enterprise Architect, University of San Diego, California; Michael Webb, Senior Technology Innovator, Jisc
 
PanelistsRob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Amin Qazi, Enterprise Architect, University of San Diego, California; Michael Webb, Senior Technology Innovator, Jisc
 
Join leaders in the field of learning analytics to see real-time examples of how actionable data can actually help students and improve education. Speakers will offer practical and inspiring talks on how learning data and analytics will evolve in the future. The session closes with a panel of experts—both vendors and institutions—discussing the role of standards in the future of educational analytics.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Advancing Open Badges and Digital Credentials in Europe moderated by Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme

PresentersAhmed El-Boukhary, Business Development Director, Badgewell; Sara Arjona Téllez, Developer, Moodle; Mark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Duncan Mitchinson, VP of Sales, Accredible; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme; Eric Rousselle, CEO, Open Badge Factory Ltd.
 
PanelistsDuncan Mitchinson, VP of Sales, Accredible; Eric Rousselle, CEO, Open Badge Factory Ltd.; Sara Arjona Téllez, Developer, Moodle
 
Open Badges are empowering people throughout the world to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities as a verified currency to unlock work and learning opportunities in the digital age. Businesses are using badges to keep pace with the relentless need for new validated skills in today's complex marketplace. Awarding organisations are making the switch from paper to digitally shareable qualifications and developing modern direct to learner business models. Educators and employers are recognising transferable skills to bridge the gap between education and employment.  
 

In this session, you will hear from educators and technology providers who are leading the Open Badges revolution; gain new insights into market opportunities; come away with valuable lessons you can apply when designing your micro-credential programs; and learn how you can advocate, promote, and contribute to this exciting emerging field of digital credentials.

 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4

17:30 – 18:30

Reception

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Friday—11 October

09:00

Registration

09:30

Day One in Review: Takeaways and Action Items moderated by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsSteve Bailey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Blackboard; Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.; Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme

Panel discussions on the first day of the Summit addressed Plug-and-Play Ecosystems, Digital Assessment, Open Badges, and Actionable Data. Hear from the moderators of those sessions who will recap and evaluate what they heard.

Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp

Location: Aula 3+4  

10:00

Next Generation Edtech in Europe: Ode to Joy or Requiem In D Minor by Gill Ferrell, Relationship Manager and
Learning and Teaching SIG Leader, EUNIS
 
Dr. Gill Ferrell, relationship manager and leader of the Learning and Teaching SIG for EUNIS, will take a look at trends in the use of digital technologies in European higher education. "Ode to Joy" is the European anthem. There is much to celebrate about what European universities are achieving through collaboration. Mozart's "Requiem in D minor" contains the sequence "Dies Irae" or Judgement Day. Learning technology is far from dead, but Europeans are starting to face up to difficult judgments about ethics, equality, and digital well-being. You will be pleased to know Gill will not attempt to sing.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4

10:30

Transition to Breakout Sessions

10:35

Leveraging Data and Analytics to Support Continuous Improvement in Education by Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure
 

Equipping educators and institutions with the tools to analyse the effectiveness of their student engagement activities, content, course design, and learning tools enables a culture that focuses on continuously improving teaching and learning.  To support this effort, Canvas established 'Live Events,' a feature that allows certain activities, or events, to emit messages in real-time from a defined list of Canvas actions. Recognizing the need for a foundation based on common data labels and a simple process for data exchange across platforms, we support many events emitted from 'Live Events' in IMS Caliper Analytics 1.1 format. This creates a more straightforward process for IMS compliant applications to exchange and consume data.

 
This discussion with representatives from an educational institution and Instructure covers the institution's use of Canvas Live Events. Both representatives will outline the range of event types available in Live events and also their use by the institution. Other education providers should find value in hearing about the small incremental improvements and notification services enabled through receiving data in near real-time. We also want to show the significant improvements that have been made in teaching and learning by the institution over time with the use of Live Events.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta
Educational Technology Services Collaboration with NRENs and EUNIS by Gyöngyi Horváth, Community Support Officer, GÉANT and Gill Ferrell, Relationship Manager and Learning and Teaching SIG Leader, EUNIS
 
Join us for an overview of NREN educational activities and services across Europe. We review the outcomes of a GÉANT survey which shows that NRENs do much more than provide connectivity to educational and research. We look at current NREN activities and plans including support for Learning Management Systems (LMS), Digital Learning Environment (DLE), digital assessment and testing, accessibility, student mobility, micro-credentialing, Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Analytics (LA), and others. We will discuss how this picture relates to the priorities of the teaching and learning community, as identified by EUNIS.
 
We will discuss the role that institutions (individually and in groupings such as EUNIS), NRENs (individually and in groupings such as GÉANT), commercial suppliers and, of course, IMS should play. We invite your thoughts on how we can collaborate to shape the future of learning.
 
Location: Sala Macaya

IMS Standards and GDPR moderated by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsStephan Geering, Global Privacy Officer, Blackboard; Steven Threadgold, Head of Product Management, Itslearning
 
 
IMS Global members are leading the way to improved student privacy and security. IMS recently released its new Security Framework to define a common approach for secure and private data exchange for all of its service definitions. LTI Advantage, OneRoster, Edu-API, and other IMS specifications use the new IMS Security Framework. In Europe, GDPR gives us guidelines on how to handle student privacy and security. In this session, we invited experts to share with us their ideas on the connection between the IMS standards and the GDPR and to discuss if the specifications are GDPR-proof.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

11:05

Break

11:35

Improving Student Success and Intervention Strategies with Real-time Data by Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource

Engagement analytics have the power to change the learning process by encouraging students to access materials early and often, identifying at risk students by comparing their study habits to the class average See exactly what, when, and on which devices students are reading, Gain insights into which content students find most challenging or most useful, Provide better student coaching by understanding individual student engagement.  They also power research and intervention strategies with real-time data feeds to improve the accuracy of your predictive models by combining content engagement data with student outcomes and data from other learning tools.  Additionally it uses reading as an early indicator of success, and engagement data to power early intervention programs tailored to each school, department and course.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage: Deeper Integrations at the Speed of Now moderated by Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsJake Scutt, Technical Product Manager, Turnitin; Kathryn Stewart, CEO, Knowbly

You are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion to learn more about LTI Advantage, understand implementation strategies, discuss open issues or questions, and help us identify potential future features to add to LTI Advantage. 
 
Location: Sala Macaya

IMS Europe Technical Taskforce moderated by Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

PanelistsEric Adams, Manager of Operations, Kimono; Francesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Eva Mjøvik, Technical Director, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
 
Part of the IMS Europe initiative has been the launch of a Technical Taskforce; a group of members investigating IMS standards for suitability in Europe, potentially required alterations, profiles or guidance.
 
The first specification that has been worked on is OneRoster. At the time of the conference, we expect to have an outline for a European profile of this standard. During this session, we will give you an update on the work of this taskforce.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

12:05

Transition to Breakout Sessions

12:10

Creating an IMS Global Community in Greater Atlanta by Dr. Emily Bell, Director of Enterprise Applications, Fulton County Schools; Dorothy Evans, Coordinator of Instructional Solutions, Gwinnett County Schools; Dr. Keith Osburn, Associate Superintendent, Georgia Virtual School at the Georgia Department of Education

Greater Atlanta school technology leaders from two districts and the Georgia Department of Education will share how IMS Global fostered collaboration on the Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) and LTI Advantage standards in the state of Georgia, United States. Dorothy Evans from Gwinnett County Schools and Dr. Keith Osburn fromn the Georgia Department of Education will feature accomplishments with the CASE and LTI Resource Search standards; Dr. Emily Bell from Fulton County Schools will focus on the LTI Advantage integration with Safari Montage, an industry leader of Learning Object Repositories(LOR). Together these leaders will share their how valuable their IMS Global membership has been in achieving data initiatives and equity for all students in the state of Georgia.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Moving Toward a New Digital Learning Environment with a Focus on Integrability and Interoperability by Francesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) depart from traditional, rigid systems toward ecosystems of educational applications and enterprise infrastructure that bolster consumer choice and broaden the marketplace. NGDLE place a high value on the integrability of applications and systems in support of such choice. Integrability refers to how easy it is for one software application or system to make direct programmatic use of the underlying functionality of another application or system.
An organization involved in a New DLE procurement process needs integrability measures (such as standards) for evaluating products or technologies and to identify precisely which functional operations are required for a particular application and may define and apply a score-system for each.
 
Location: Sala Macaya 

Edu-API Update and Roadmap by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Early last year, IMS launched a new project called Edu-API to develop a set of student information system (SIS) APIs for higher education that can be coordinated with the OneRoster standard in K-12. This session will discuss what has happened in this project since last year’s meeting.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

12:40

Lunch

13:40

Connecting People to Jobs: ESCO and Open Badges by Simone Ravaioli, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Digitary; Eric Rousselle, CEO, Open Badge Factory Ltd.; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme
 
The EU publishes and maintains a number of competence frameworks (Digicomp and Entrecomp) which are mapped into the wider European Classification of Skills, Qualifications and Occupations - known as ESCO.
 
The Open Badges journey has been both a joyride through infinite possibilities for developers and educators, and a rollercoaster of questioning claims from the formal education establishment. Pressure on the reliability of an “open” approach demonized its flexibility over conformance to quality assurance principles and compliance to competence frameworks.
However, the introduction of the alignment field in v2.0 of the spec makes it possible to structurally reference an existing (external) standards.
 
This session will explore how ESCO and Open Badges can be strategic allies toward increasing user adoption, standard compliance and quality assurance.
 

Location: Sala d’Acta

 

 

Accessible Content is Better Content: Accessibility ≠ Disability by Nicolaas Matthijs, Director of Product Management, Blackboard
 
How can how more accessible content can lead to higher quality, more usable content that can benefit all students? We will extend the traditional definition of accessibility to Universal Design for Learning and provide insight into the current state of course content accessibility. We will also share a portrait of how institutions around the world are addressing accessibility challenges to support student success and how existing (IMS) standards can potentially be extended to support these workflows even better.
 
Location: Sala Macaya

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

14:10

Transition to General Session

14:15

Collaboration is the Answer to Accelerating Adoption (Part 2) moderated by Rob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
 
PanelistsGyöngyi Horváth, Community Support Officer, GÉANT; Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource; Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure; Michael Webb, Senior Technology Innovator, Jisc; Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
 
How can we use collaboration to increase the adoption for relevant edtech standards? What and who do we need and what projects or standards do we focus on Taking into account everything we have heard and learned at this Summit, we will revisit the questions posed on day one and consider how our answers and expectations may have changed.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

14:45 – 15:00

Closing Comments and Next Steps led by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Location: Sala d’Acta

 

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