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Experience API and Caliper Discovery: Moving Along Nicely!

On Monday, August 15, at the IMS Global quarterly meeting at Utah Valley University, the leaders of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative, responsible for the Experience API (xAPI), came together with the leaders of the Caliper Learning Analytics Framework (Caliper) from IMS Global.  ADL has joined as a Contributing Member of IMS Global and the parties are committed to exploring a unified path for xAPI and Caliper.  This may mean alignment at some lev

Leading the way to next generation digital learning environments: Use-cases and new product categories

What are education sector realities telling us about the likely evolution toward next generation digital learning environments?

Deeper dive on next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) interoperability: part b: interoperable app outputs

#5 of a series in preparation for May 2016 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

After a 1-week pause to focus on the release of the IMS Annual Report, I’m back at the topic of the anatomy of an educational or learning app.

Changing the Game to Accelerate EdTech Innovation

With the release this week of the IMS Global Annual Report 2015, I wanted to attempt to summarize some ways in which “our little engine of change” is helping to enable some potentially pretty profound stuff.

Deeper dive on next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) interoperability: part a: interoperable app inputs

What interoperability will next generation digital learning environments (NGDLEs) require?

#3 of a series in preparation for May 2016 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

Now we begin to get into some of the meatier topics when it comes to evolving from the world of today to next generation digital learning environments.

What are good metaphors for thinking about Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLEs)?

#2 of a series in preparation for May 2016 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

In the 2015 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative research paper on the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE) the familiar metaphor of legos is once again called upon to represent user configurable learning environments:

Working Together on Enabling Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLEs)

#1 of a series

There is a lot of excitement and curiosity regarding the concepts introduced in the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) research paper on the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE), which was based on focus group interactions with some 50-100 higher education edtech leaders.  I attended most of the focus group sessions myself, which also had great representation from IMS member organizations.

IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Commitment to Open Badges for Education

Recently there were two very important blog posts discussing the evolution in the development of Mozilla Open Badges. 

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