1EdTech Europe Summit 2020 Agenda (Day 2)

Evolving a Plug-and-Play Ecosystem in Europe

Monday, November 9


This session provides background on plug-and-play ecosystems and the LTI standard via a series of lightning talks by 1EdTech members, a couple of interesting keynote speakers, and an expert panel comprising a range of LMS vendors, tool providers, and their customers. We will have time for you to meet your fellow attendees in smaller groups to discuss how you can contribute to enabling a more connected ecosystem and the role that 1EdTech standards play.




All times listed are in Central European Time

Morning Session


Welcome - Slides - Recording
By Nynke de Boer, Program Director 1EdTech Europe


The HANburger model - Slides - Recording
Esther van Popta, Strategic Policy Advisor Education and Research with ICT at HAN University of Applied Sciences
A few years ago, we developed our vision of the Digital Learning, Work and Research Environment (DLWO) for HAN University of Applied Sciences. With the aim of enabling a personal and flexible environment for our students, teachers and researchers, we have developed a concept of loosely coupled components, the HANburger model. This environment offers both generic and specific functionalities on three levels of our infrastructure: basic, choice and free. We are currently building the new environment. This concept helped us survive in times of Covid-19. What are the benefits and what are the challenges of this approach?



Smaller breakout groups for attendees to meet and discuss


1EdTech Europe member Lightning Talk

CDSM, a Welsh learning technology provider in Egypt - Slides - Recording
By Darren Wallace, Chief Technical Officer at CDSM
Our story is about our work in the Egyptian Knowledge Bank project, where we’ve been contracted to deliver our learning platform, Thinqi, to every school in Egypt (around 22 million users). We're the new kid on the block in this international space, and we’re working with some of the largest educational publishers in the world, all with their own proprietary set of APIs. We found very early on that establishing a set of open standards for the project that everyone could agree on was necessary to ensure that this complex project environment could work. LTI was essential for us to level the playing field and to ensure each provider understood what was needed to get their content to Egyptian students.


1EdTech Europe member Lightning Talk

Distributing free learning tools using LTI during the COVID period - Slides - Recording
By Richard Machielse,  Chief Technical Officer at FeedbackFruits

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, FeedbackFruits decided to help teachers in higher education to move their education online by giving them free access to our learning tools. We received integration requests from all over the world, which motivated us to make the integration process as smooth as possible. In this talk, we will present how LTI and LTI Advantage have helped us to connect so many new institutions, and how we would like to make this process even smoother in the future.


1EdTech Europe member Lightning Talk

Taking control of our data- Our road towards a data-driven organization and better data governance - Slides - Recording
By Ineke Litjens, Education Data Coordinator at the University of Technology Eindhoven

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a wide range of educational applications in use to support teachers and students in (online) lecturing, (interim) testing and assignments. Applications make teachers and students less dependent on physical space and materials.

Along with the (growing) use of applications, an increasing amount of personal data is processed. Until recently, TU/e had little grip over this: what applications do we use? Which ones do we support? What data is processed? Where is it stored? For how long? When should we delete data? Who is responsible for this? Does this happen? Who has access to personal data? We didn’t really know.

TU/e decided take control of its data and applications and has taken small steps in governing and managing their data. These include setting up a data management department, developing a register of processing activities, defining retention periods, policy improvements and more. Small steps towards becoming more data-driven, but a giant step for TU/e towards better data governance and being in control of data.


LMS Reflections - Recording

By Sidharth Oberoi, Director of Global Product at Instructure and Nicolaas Matthijs, Product Director at Blackboard

12:30 End of the morning session


Afternoon Session


By Nynke de Boer, Program Director 1EdTech Europe


Introduction - What’s next for LTI Advantage? - Slides - Recording
By Martin Lenord, Software Engineer at Turnitin and Chair of the LTI Working Group at 1EdTech


The LTI launcher, starting LTI tools from anywhere - Slides - Recording - Demo

By Ronald Ham, Software Architect at SURF, Herman van Dompseler, Software Architect at SURF, and Stef Schenkelaars, Chief Technical Officer at Drieam.

SURF has commissioned Drieam to create a prototype for an LTI launcher, a middleware solution that can connect LTI apps directly to the identity and access management tooling within an institution, independently of an LMS. Since LTI is mostly used to provision users and to provide the user in the right context access to an LTI tool, the user information has been the first focus of the project. Through the leveraging of existing standards by 1EdTech, such as OpenID Connect, creating a proof of Concept for these use cases seemed viable. In this presentation, we will show the flows that have been created. Provide insights into the build of the platform, and the challenges we are currently facing. Participants will be encouraged to come up with use cases for this platform.


1EdTech Europe member Lightning Talk

1EdTech OneRoster certification as a door-opener to the European EdTech market - Slides - Recording
By Frode Utvik, Systems Integration Manager at Vigilo

Vigilo is a Norwegian SIS-vendor for schools, after-schools and kindergartens. In this presentation we tell why and how we use API’s to provide SIS-data from Vigilo to a variety of data consumers within the Digital Learning Ecosystem. We will demonstrate how an 1EdTech OneRoster API-based integration via few clicks supports a seamless and automated flow of rostering data from SIS to LMS, and how this has a direct impact for students and teachers in the digital classroom.


1EdTech Europe member Lightning Talk

Reacting to Customer Requirements Over the COVID-19 Crisis - Slides - Recording
By Steven Threadgold - Itslearning

Learn how LMS patterns usage at Itslearning changed over the months during the COVID-19 Pandemic. And get an insight  into how LTI gave our customers a choice of new tools to help schools as they moved to 100% online learning.


Panel discussion - Recording
Facilitated by Nicolaas Matthijs, Product Director at Blackboard and Sidharth Oberoi, Director of Global Product, Instructure

Panel members:

  • Antoni Bertran Bellido, CTO and owner of 3&punt Solucions
  • Frank Claffey - Chief Product Officer at Realizeit
  • Ineke Litjens, Education Data Coordinator at the University of Technology Eindhoven
  • John Arthur Berg, Head of Strategy/Privacy Champion at Itslearning

14:55 Closing words
15:00 End of the afternoon session