IMS Global Learning Consortium Quarterly Meetings

19-21 February 2013

 

LoneStar CollegeHosted by Lone Star College

The February quarterly meeting will provide IMS members the opportunity to draw on the experience and knowledge of other members; provide input about key market applications that need to be addressed by IMS standards; and help shape future IMS initiatives and leadership. The Summit will explore ways of using open data in new and personal ways to improve educational outcomes for learners of all ages

 

 

Location:

Lone Star College – University Park Map and Driving Directions
CONFERENCE CENTER

20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road)
Houston, TX 77070
281-401-537

 

Comments from Members about previous IMS meetings

"The August quarterly meeting was a great conference! The IMS staff is extremely talented and accommodating!!   Sessions were very informative - was able to connect the dots.   And, one can never say enough about the benefits of rubbing elbows with colleagues and learning about their implementation struggles, achievements and the sharing of ideas..."  

John P. Costantino
Managing Consultant - IBM Global Business Services

Attendance:

IMS members and affiliates can attend all meetings. The meeting will follow a multiple track format, so we encourage you to send multiple representatives to cover the workgroup activities and the sessions focused on the strategic direction for IMS priorities and initiatives.

The registration fee for all attendees is $150 which helps to defray the cost of the meeting.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY 15 February 2013- 12 Noon EST- REGISTER NOW


 

Schedule At-A-Glance:
Agenda and speakers subject to change. Detailed Agendas will be available soon.

Tuesday, February 19

8 am

Registration

9 am

Course Planning & Scheduling

Room: Ontario South

Learning Information Services Standards Technical and Accredited Profile Management Group (APMG) Session

APIP/ Assessment APMG

Room: Ontario North

The Assessment APMG, combining the APIP and QTI groups, is meeting face-to-face for the first time. This meeting will define the assessment related objectives for the coming months and is an excellent time to bring issues and interoperability needs to the community. Topics for the meeting include reviewing the conformance certification process and status, working on additional services to support assessment, determining the scope to evolve the specifications (addressing areas such as adaptive testing, HTML 5, AccessForAll v3, and others), and setting timeline and priority.

K12 Federated Search

Room: Sydney South

K-20 suppliers will work to finalize a technical approach for evolving existing interoperability standards to facilitate federated searches across diverse content sources with one query to support the creation of personalized learning.

12 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Course Planning & Scheduling

Learning Information Services Standards Technical and Accredited Profile Management Group (APMG) Session

 

The LIS APMG will continue working through the conformance process and addressing the roadmap of LIS.

APIP/ Assessment APMG

Education & Career Positioning Systems Workgroup Session

The move towards competency based learning, badging, Moocs, and using big data innovatively to help students navigate their education towards the workplace all hold great promise to address the rising concerns by students and parents over cost, quality and flexibility.  The success of these disruptive models to impact learning and student success will require higher education to re-imagine their enterprise and break down the silos of closed systems. This ECPS workgroup session will focus on where the interoperability issues exist today and identify standards needed to scale these innovative learning models and support course articulation.

5 pm

Adjourn

Wednesday, February 20

8 am

Registration

9 am

Education and Career Positioning Systems Summit:
Turning Big Data into Personalized Student Analytics

ROOM:

WEST DINING/West Commons/West Servery

SUMMIT BEGINS AT 8:30am

LTI/CC APMG

Room: Ontario South

The LTI /CC APMG will discuss updates to the LTI specification including the addition of Roles and other extensions to support eTextbook and Analytics functionality. The group will also discuss utilizing extensions in Common Cartridge to support additional features including v1.3 functionality.

IMS/SIF Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF) Meeting

Room: Ontario North

The AIF group will discuss the CEDS mapping and data dictionary work and also focus on solutions to the services/API definitions for package transport, PNP exchange, and other assessment related services.

12 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Education and Career Positioning Systems Summit:
Turning Big Data into Personalized Student Analytics

LTI/CC APMG

 

4:30 pm

HP Tour

Thursday, February 21

8 am

Registration Room: Ontario

9 am

IMS Leadership Committees Congress

The Leadership Congress will review the current status of priorities identified in prior meetings and work to investigate additional needs and factors impacting the leadership group areas.

12 pm

Lunch

1 pm

Presentation:  Smarter Education Solution Initiative

IMS Leadership Committees Congress, Priorities and Roadmap

5 pm Adjourn

Education and Career Positioning Systems Summit:
Turning Big Data into Personalized Student Analytics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lone Star College – University Park, Conference Center - Houston, Texas

Room: WEST DINING/West Commons/West Servery

Who Should Attend?

  1. Presidents, Provosts, CIOs, Directors of Distance Learning, and Directors of IT committed to reimaging the use of technology as a “game-changer” to create a pathway to success for their students
  2. K20 administrators interested in hearing the vision from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology on open data and personal learning profiles through the MyData Button initiative

 

Agenda Subject to Change

Summit Sponsors:

IMSMyData LoneStar
LoudCloudCivitasOracle
Follett McGraw-Hill Desire2Learn
Degree Compass Better Know Austin Peay

7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
    Richard Carpenter
    , Chancellor, Lone Star Community College System
  • Shah Ardalan, President, Lone Star College – University Park

8:50 am

Keynote Presentation

  • Richard Culatta, Office of Education Technology, US Department of Education 
9:20 am

Let the Students Speak: What They Need to be Successful

9:30 am

Education & Career Positioning Systems (ECPS) Lightning Round Showcases:  Organizations share effective practices (20 minutes each) to demonstrate how their solutions are creating a pathway for student success.

  • Charles Thornburgh, Founder and CEO ,Civitas Learning
  • Oracle
  • McGraw-Hill

 

10:30 am

Interactive group discussion to learn more about the solutions and practices presented

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

DegreeWorks and Desire2Learn: Sharing What We Know Has Worked

  • Tim Hall, President, Austin Peay University
  • Tristan Denley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin Peay University
  • Desire2Learn
11:45 am

Interactive group discussion to learn more about showcase solutions and practices presented

12:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm

IMS Global Learning Consortium Overview
Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

1:45 pm

ECPS Lightning Round Showcases:  Organizations share effective practices (20 minutes each) to demonstrate how their solutions are creating a pathway for student success.

  • Liz Pisney, Senior Manager, Follett
  • LoudCloud Systems
  • Isaac Segal, CEO and President, BetterKnow


2:45 pm

Interactive group discussion to learn more about showcase solutions and practices presented

 

3:00 pm

Overview of Lone Star College’s ECPS Initiative to Improve Student Success
Mike Mathews, Chief Strategist for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lone Star College – University Park

3:30 pm

Wrap-Up & Adjourn

  • Sandra DeCastro, VP Community Programs, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Contact Sandra DeCastro at sdecastro@imsglobal.org for if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this event.

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AIRPORT/ TRAVEL DETAILS:

Parking at Conference Center:

Download the Map

Directions from Greenspoint Area

 

Directions from Humble/Kingwood

  • Take N Beltway 8/N Sam Houston Tollway West
  • Take the exit toward Fairbanks N Houston Rd/TX-249
  • Merge onto TX-249 N
  • Take the Chasewood Park Dr/Compaq Center Dr. exit and stay on Tx-249 Frontage Road
  • Turn right onto Compaq Center Drive Overpass ramp and cross over freeway
  • Enter the former HP campus and
  • Follow the signage to the parking lot go through 2 traffic lights on Compaq Center Drive
  • Take the first right after the second traffic light into the Conference Center surface parking area

 

 

Airport Information
Houston Airports – The Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the closest airport to Lone Star College – University Park.  Houston Hobby Airport is approximately a 45 – 60 minute drive from the event facilities.

HOTELS:

 

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest
7979 Willow Chase Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77070, USA

 

Courtyard Houston Northwest

11050 Louetta Road · Houston, Texas 77070 USA

 

Comfort Suites Hwy 249 at Louetta (TX497)

21222 Tomball Pkwy., Houston, TX, US, 77070