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Learning Impact 2008 is IMS Global Learning Consortium's annual conference that brings together the world's leading creators, vendors, users, and buyers of learning technology to participate in program tracks focused on the latest innovations in learning systems, digital learning content, the learning enterprise, and open technologies. Presenters answer a key challenge question designed to inform the attendees on the state of innovation and best practices.
The Summit on Global Learning Industry Challenges is a gathering of industry leaders to introduce and debate ideas on issues impacting the growth of learning worldwide. This is a unique and highly direct conversation for the purpose of illuminating the key business challenges facing the learning industry. The Summit is facilitated by a focused set of highly interactive panel sessions with audience participation.
The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program evaluates established, new, and research efforts in context at an implementing learning institution. See a list of this year's winners... Don't miss it!
Conference Overview and Sponsors|| Speakers and Participants|
*NOTE: Access to the Presentations Requires You to Login to the IMS GLC Public Community *
|Monday, 12 May|
|9:00 - 12:00||IMS Technical Advisory Board Meeting*|
|13:00 - 13:30||Interoperability for Learning Technology - Where We Are Headed -Click for Synopsis
Rob Abel, CEO IMS Global Learning Consortium
In the last two years IMS Global Learning Consortium has reinvented itself in response to the needs of the global learning and educational technology industry. During that time it has become crystal clear what is needed and where we are headed as an industry to deliver on interoperability, innovation, adoption, and learning impact. Rob Abel, CEO of IMS GLC, will provide a concise overview of the key mandates for IMS GLC, how IMS GLC is delivering, and what to expect at this year's Learning Impact conference. On the eve of the public release of Common Cartridge (already the most widely supported and industry-led learning technology standard) and the emergence of Learning Tools Interoperability and Learning Information Services (formerly known as Enterprise), a complete set of interoperability specifications for the next generation of web and enterprise learning is here. Hear about the latest developments, progress, and plans of IMS GLC as it works with over 115 global partners to support dramatic developments in learning technology around the globe.
|14:30 - 15:00||Break|
Dr. John V. Lombardi
|15:45 - 16:00||Learning Impact Awards Finalist Presentations
Learning Impact Finalists Showcase
Duncan Lennox,Principal, blurgl, Inc.
|18:15 - 19:15||Welcome Reception|
|Tuesday, 13 May|
Summit on Global Learning Industry Challenges
|9:00 - 9:30||
David Ernst, CIO and Assistant Vice Chancellor, California State University
David Ernst is the CIO for the California State University (CSU) system--the largest system of four year higher education in the nation. David will outline how the CSU has employed an inclusive, outcomes-oriented approach to identify and implement academic technologies to support the teaching and learning mission of the university. He will focus on results achieved and next steps to further the CSU commitment to learning impact
|9:30-10:00||Click for Synopsis
Ray Henderson, Chief Products Officer, Angel Learning
Numerous new technologies have appeared in the past year enabling easier ways for an application to establish tight integration between the web and the desktop including: Adobe AIR, Google Gears, and Microsoft Silverlight. This presentation will consider the implications of these technologies on the LMS landscape. In particular, we'll look at a number of LMS usage scenarios not possible in a strictly browser-based implementation model. One such scenario involves Ucompass.com's offline QTI assessment engine that auto-submits test results to a remote LMS server upon re-establishment of an Internet connection.
|10:00 - 10:30||
Dr. Joel Greenberg, Director of Strategic Development, Learning and Teaching Solutions, Open University
From its inception, the mission of the Open University in the UK has been to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. In the last few years, the University has become a leading developer and user of open source software and a leading provider of open educational resources. These latter developments have been strategic decisions, driven by both business requirements and their synergy with the University’s core mission of openness. Underpinning this strategy is the use of interoperability standards to provide a flexible IT infrastructure which can respond quickly to changing business needs. The Open University is already a major publisher of open educational resources in the IMS Common Cartridge format and is working to deploy other IMS standards to help achieve its business objectives.
|10:30 - 11:00||
Improving and ascertaining learning outcomes
Moderator: Larry Humes, Director of Marketing, IMS GLC
Dr. Arthur J. Lendo, President and Professor of Management, Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch and Sponsor Briefing|
Anayltics and Learning Outcomes Panel Session
|14:00 - 14:25||
Bob Alcorn, Chief Software Architect for the Blackboard Academic Suite
Peter Segall is the President, North America Higher Education and Operations for Blackboard. Peter will discuss key trends in the development and use of learning technologies in higher education and Blackboard's vision for learning infrastructure and capabilities of the future. The discussion will focus on the evolution of course management system from simple discrete tools for faculty to teach online to enterprise platforms for effective living and learning experiences for students.
|14:25 - 14:50||
Curtiss Barnes, Vice President Industry Product Strategy, Oracle
Curtiss Barnes is Vice President of Industry Product Strategy for Oracle. As a major provider of enterprise technology and applications to the education industry, Oracle continues to advance its solutions’ capabilities and scope. Curtiss will discuss Oracle’s Academic Enterprise strategy and the goal of bridging the back-office with the classroom. Learning management is poised for a generational advancement to a solution that provides robust course management but also ties together the broader ecosystem of administrator, faculty, researcher, and student experiences through student information systems, collaborative workspaces, content management, synchronous and asynchronous online learning and other technologies in a seamless way. The discussion will focus on Oracle’s unique role as both a provider of software and a partner to many organizations that serve the industry.
|14:50 - 15:10||
Common Cartridge and the Future of Digital Publishing -Technology, Standards, and Business Models
Open Education: Opportunities and Challenges - Click for Synopsis
Toru Iiyoshi, Senior Scholar and Director of the Knowledge Media Lab at the Carnegie Foundation.
This Executive Presentation provides a high-level summary of the upcoming Carnegie Foundation/MIT Press book “Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge” which addresses the significance of the open education movement in higher education. As a collection of 30 reflective and generative essays by 38 international leaders and thinkers involved in open education initiatives, the volume explores the challenges to be addressed, the opportunities to be seized, and the potential synergies to be realized from the various efforts in the movement for enhancing educational quality and access. The participants are directors of major open education projects, administrators, academic technology experts, faculty, researchers, leaders of professional organizations, and program officers and scholars from granting and research foundations who shared broad, diverse, and thought provoking perspectives, ideas, and visions for the future of education.
|16:35 - 17:00||
Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO, GIUNTI Labs & Chair, European Learning Industry Group
New threats and opportunities for the learning content industry within today’s global economy challenges. New architectures and business models for better and more effective digital learning content distribution. Myths and realities of Web 2.0 grassroots self-publishing. Social and mobile networks-based personalisation of learning resources.
Presented by the CEO of the world’s leading brands for learning content management & distribution, Giunti Labs and HarvestRoad - now part of the same group - and chair of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG), this speech will introduce vision, cases and needs for open and interoperable infrastructures in digital learning content marketplaces leading to a sustainable learning content economy for the 21st century.
|17:00 - 18:30||Reception and Technical Exchange|
|Wednesday, 14 May|
|9:00- 17:00||Program Tracks (synopsis of presentations will be available soon)|
Learning systems - Digital content - Learning enterprise - Personalized learning and inclusive design
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|17:00 - 18:00||Learning Impact Winners and Reception|
|Thursday, 15 May|
IMS Annual Meeting *
Sponsored by Pearson Education
|14:00 - 17:00||
Improving Interoperability in Practice Workshop
14:00 Welcome & orientation