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European QTI Workshop

The Netherlands

IMS Global e-Assessment Workshop

27-28 August 2015
Vergadercentrum Utrecht

IMS Global Learning Consortium and the College voor Toetsen en Examens (exam board of the Ministry of Education in the Netherlands) hosted a special e-Assessment workshop in Utrecht in The Netherlands, 27-28 August 2015. 

The purpose for this meeting was to connect European (existing and future) users of QTI with each other and with IMS and to create awareness in Europe for the work that IMS is doing. Our goal was to give European members of IMS more visibility into the latest developments in e-assessment technology and standardization, and ensure their needs are addressed.

To achieve this, the workshop consisted of three sessions - one general IMS session and two QTI-specific sessions.

The first morning (27 August 2015), presenters from IMS provided an introduction on IMS Global and provided a general overview of IMS standards like QTI, LTI, Caliper and other technical activities. In the afternoon, we focused on e-Assessment and QTI. We started with an update from IMS session on QTI. After that, all attendees provided a short (5 minutes) overview of their involvement in testing, their use (or planned use) of the QTI and APIP standards, and identifed current pain points and additional features and functionality to consider for future standardization. On the last day, specific discussion themes related to QTI that were identified on the afternoon of the first day, were discussed in more detail.

 

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Part One – August, 27 morning
General update on IMS

Start Time

End Time

Session Topic

Presenter

8:30

9:00

Registration

 

9:00

9:45

Welcome and IMS Global Update

Rob Abel
Chief Executive Officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium

9:45

11:45

IMS Update QTI, LTI, Caliper and other technical activities

Colin Smythe
Chief Architect,  IMS Global Learning Consortium

11:45

12:30

Lunch and registration

 

Part Two – August, 27 afternoon
QTI general session

Start Time

End Time

Session Topic

Presenter

12:30

13:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Nynke de Boer
Manager Computer Based Exams, College voor Toetsen en Examens

12:30

13:00

QTI Update

Colin Smythe

13:00

14:30

First round of individual short presentations

SURFnet, DEPP, Lux MEN,Noordhoff Health, ThiemeMeulenhoff, CvTE, Cito

All attendees
Facilitator: Nynke de Boer

14:30

15:00

Break

 

15:00

16:30

Second round of individual short presentations

Trifork, Teelen, Kennisnet , Cambridge

All attendees
Facilitator: Nynke de Boer

16:30

17:00

Executive Board on Assessment (EBA) overview

Marc Oswald
Co-Founder and CEO, Open Assessment Technologies

17:00

17:30

Closing remarks

Nynke de Boer

17:30

18:00

Reception

 

18:00

 

Dinner

 

 

Part Three – August, 28 morning
QTI In-Depth

Start Time

End Time

Session Topic

Presenter

9:00

9:30

Looking back at first day and overview of discussion themes

Mark Molenaar (Chief Technology Officer, Cito)

9:30

11:30

Theme discussions. Possible topics:

  • Implementation of QTI, compliance testing
  • User friendliness of QTI
  • Using profiles and extensions, functional scope
  • PCI, a way to reduce complexity?
  • Promote IMS awareness and committee participation

Facilitator: Nynke deBoer

11:30

12:00

Closing remarks and next steps

Marc Oswald
Co-Founder & CEO, Open Assessment Technologies

12:00

13:00

Lunch