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IMS Europe Summit 2019 Agenda

IMS Europe Summit 2019

AGENDA

 

 

Wednesday—9 October

1400 – 1700

IMS Europe Technical Taskforce Meeting at the Open University of Catalunya: IMS Contributing Members Only

 

Thursday—10 October

09:00

Registration

10:00

Welcome led by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Location: Sala d’Acta

10:30

Opening Keynote led by Rob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

LTI, OneRoster, Open Badges, Caliper Analytics...where are these groundbreaking interoperability standards leading us? Alternatively, how might they shape the future of education in Europe and around the world? In this opening talk, Dr. Rob Abel explores the connection between IMS Global’s work and goal of members working together to enable a better future for education and learning.

Location: Sala d’Acta

11:00

Break

11:30

IMS Roadmap Update led by Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Significant milestones are happening across all areas of the IMS Global edtech ecosystem! Learn about the vision for IMS open standards to understand how they enable innovation in educational technology. Hear the latest progress and momentum with IMS standards and get an overview of critical areas for collaboration for the upcoming year. 

Location: Sala d’Acta

12:00

Realizing the IMS Roadmap led by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Learn about the essential technical elements forming the foundation for a plug-and-play interoperable ecosystem and share your ideas on areas of collaboration that are relevant and most beneficial to Europe. Hear about the new Unified Data Model approach as a new way of representing data interoperability in a transparent and relatable way.

Location: Sala d’Acta

12:30

Collaboration is the Answer to Accelerating Adoption moderated by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsFrancesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource; Nicolaas Matthijs, Director of Product Management, Blackboard, Inc.; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme

IMS Europe members will explore how collaboration in Europe can help drive the adoption of relevant edtech standards. Who needs to be involved and what initiatives are vital to making this work? Where do we work with other parts of the world and where do we have Europe-specific projects?

Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp

Location: Aula 3+4

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Enabling a European Plug-and-Play Digital Ecosystem moderated by Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure

PresenterMelissa Loble, Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Partnerships, Instructure

PanelistsBart Corbijn, Partner, Drieam; Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource; Mark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium

This extended session will provide thorough background on plug-and-play ecosystems and the LTI standard via a series of lightning talks by IMS members.  To close the session, an expert panel comprising a range of LMS vendors, tool providers, and their customers will discuss how we can contribute to enabling a more connected ecosystem and the role that IMS standards can play. 
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Digital Assessment Innovation moderated by Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

Presenters: Erwin van Schaffelaar, Chief Commercial Officer, Xquiry; Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Panelists: Arjan Aarnink, Enterprise Architect, Cito; Sven Morgner, CEO, BPS GmbH; Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Learn about the trends in digital assessment in Europe and understand how QTI 3 addresses previously identified issues in interoperability. Listen to lightning talks from European IMS members on digital assessment, proctoring, results processing, and other assessment related topics. Find out what happened at the real-time plugfest held at the E-ATP conference and join us in a panel discussion on what the European IMS community should address moving forward.
 
Location: Sala Macaya

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4

15:30

Break

16:00

Advancing Open Badges and Digital Credentials in Europe moderated by Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme

PresentersMark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Eric Rousselle, CEO, Open Badge Factory Ltd.

PanelistsDuncan Mitchinson, VP of Sales, Accredible; Eric Rousselle, CEO, Open Badge Factory Ltd.; Sara Arjona Téllez, Developer, Moodle

Open Badges are empowering people throughout the world to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities as a verified currency to unlock work and learning opportunities in the digital age. Businesses are using badges to keep pace with the relentless need for new validated skills in today's complex marketplace. Awarding organisations are making the switch from paper to digitally sharable qualifications and developing modern direct to learner business models. Educators and employers are recognising transferable skills to bridge the gap between education and employment.  
 
In this session, you will hear from educators and technology providers who are leading the Open Badges revolution; gain new insights into market opportunities; come away with valuable lessons you can apply when designing your micro-credential programs; and learn how you can advocate, promote, and contribute to this exciting emerging field of digital credentials.
 

Location: Sala d’Acta

Using Actionable Data in Europe moderated by Rachel Scherer, Senior Director Data & Analytics, Blackboard

Presenters: Marieke de Wit, SURF; Amin Qazi, Enterprise Architect, University of san Diego, California; Michael Webb, Senior Technology Innovator, Jisc

PanelistsRob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium; Yeona Jang, EVP Community Expertise & Learning Center, Explorance

 

Join leaders in the field of learning analytics to see real-time examples of how actionable data can actually help students and improve education. Speakers will offer practical and inspiring talks on how learning data and analytics will evolve in the future. The session closes with a panel of experts—both vendors and institutions—discussing the role of standards in the future of educational analytics.

Location: Sala Macaya

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4

17:30 – 18:30

Reception

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Friday—11 October

09:00

Registration

09:30

Day One in Review: Takeaways and Action Items moderated by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsMark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.; Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure; Tim Riches, Executive Director, Digitalme; Rachel Scherer, Senior Director Data & Analytics, Blackboard

Panel discussions on the first day of the Summit addressed Plug-and-Play Ecosystems, Digital Assessment, Open Badges, and Actionable Data. Hear from the moderators of those sessions who will recap and evaluate what they heard.

Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp

Location: Aula 3+4  

10:00

Next Generation Edtech in Europe: Ode to Joy or Requiem In D Minor led by Gill Ferrell, EUNIS

Dr. Gill Ferrell, relationship manager and leader of the Learning and Teaching SIG for EUNIS, will take a look at trends in the use of digital technologies in European higher education. "Ode to Joy" is the European anthem. There is much to celebrate about what European universities are achieving through collaboration. Mozart's "Requiem in D minor" contains the sequence "Dies Irae" or Judgement Day. Learning technology is far from dead, but Europeans are starting to face up to severe judgments about ethics, equality, and digital well-being. You will be pleased to know Gill will not attempt to sing.

Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

11:00

Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:05

Leveraging Data and Analytics to Support Continuous Improvement in Education led by Sidharth Oberoi, Head of EMEA Product, Instructure

Equipping educators and institutions with the tools to analyse the effectiveness of their student engagement activities, content, course design, and learning tools enables a culture that focuses on continuously improving teaching and learning.  To support this effort, Canvas established 'Live Events,' a feature that allows certain activities, or events, to emit messages in real-time from a defined list of Canvas actions. Recognizing the need for a foundation based on common data labels and a simple process for data exchange across platforms, we support many events emitted from 'Live Events' in IMS Caliper Analytics 1.1 format. This creates a more straightforward process for IMS compliant applications to exchange and consume data.
 
This discussion with representatives from an educational institution and Instructure covers the institution's use of Canvas Live Events. Both representatives will outline the range of event types available in Live events and also their use by the institution. Other education providers should find value in hearing about the small incremental improvements and notification services enabled through receiving data in near real-time. We also want to show the significant improvements that have been made in teaching and learning by the institution over time with the use of Live Events.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Improving User Experiences Using LTI to Integrate with VLE Systems in Europe led by Yeona Jang, EVP Community Expertise & Learning Center, Explorance

Student voices are increasingly becoming an essential component in higher education institutions in Europe for continuous improvement of teaching and learning. In this session, we will show how various institutions in Europe integrate Blue (module evaluations platform) and Bluepulse (formative feedback platform) with their VLE systems (Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle) via the Learning Tools and Interoperability (LTI) standard. In this session, the audience will not only learn what's involved in implementing an LTI integration between and LTI provider and consumer but more importantly see the difference in student experience as compared to the integration with LTI.
 
Location: Sala Macaya

IMS Standards and GDPR led by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsJohn-Arthur Berg, Data Protection Officer, itslearning; Stephan Geering, Global Privacy Officer, Blackboard
 
IMS Global members are leading the way to improved student privacy and security. IMS recently released its new Security Framework to define a common approach for secure and private data exchange for all of its service definitions. LTI Advantage, OneRoster, Edu-API, and other IMS specifications use the new IMS Security Framework. In Europe, GDPR gives us guidelines on how to handle student privacy and security. In this session, we invited experts to share with us their ideas on the connection between the IMS standards and the GDPR and to discuss if the specifications are GDPR-proof.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

 

Transition to Breakout Sessions

 

Improving Student Success and Intervention Strategies with Real-time Data led by Rick Johnson, Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource

Engagement analytics have the power to change the learning process by encouraging students to access materials early and often, identifying at risk students by comparing their study habits to the class average See exactly what, when, and on which devices students are reading, Gain insights into which content students find most challenging or most useful, Provide better student coaching by understanding individual student engagement.  They also power research and intervention strategies with real-time data feeds to improve the accuracy of your predictive models by combining content engagement data with student outcomes and data from other learning tools.  Additionally it uses reading as an early indicator of success, and engagement data to power early intervention programs tailored to each school, department and course.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

LTI Advantage: Deeper Integrations at the Speed of Now led by Mark Leuba, Vice President of Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium

You are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion to learn more about LTI Advantage, understand implementation strategies, discuss open issues or questions, and help us identify potential future features to add to LTI Advantage. 
 
Location: Sala Macaya

IMS European Technical Taskforce moderated by Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies S.A.

PanelistsEva Mjøvik, Technical Director, Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, TBA
 
Part of the IMS Europe initiative has been the launch of a Technical Taskforce; a group of members investigating IMS standards for suitability in Europe, potentially required alterations, profiles or guidance.
 
The first specification that has been worked on is OneRoster. At the time of the conference, we expect to have an outline for a European profile of this standard. During this session, we will give you an update on the work of this taskforce.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

 

Transition to Breakout Sessions

 

Creating an IMS Global Community in Greater Atlanta by Dr. Emily Bell, Director of Enterprise Applications, Fulton County Schools; Dorothy Evans, Coordinator of Instructional Solutions, Gwinnett County Schools; Dr. Keith Osburn, Associate Superintendent, Georgia Virtual School at the Georgia Department of Education

Greater Atlanta school technology leaders from two districts and the Georgia Department of Education will share how IMS Global fostered collaboration on the Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) and LTI Advantage standards in the state of Georgia, United States. Dorothy Evans from Gwinnett County Schools and Dr. Keith Osburn fromn the Georgia Department of Education will feature accomplishments with the CASE and LTI Resource Search standards; Dr. Emily Bell from Fulton County Schools will focus on the LTI Advantage integration with Safari Montage, an industry leader of Learning Object Repositories(LOR). Together these leaders will share their how valuable their IMS Global membership has been in achieving data initiatives and equity for all students in the state of Georgia.
 
Location: Sala d’Acta

Moving Toward a New Digital Learning Environment with a Focus on Integrability and Interoperability led by Francesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) depart from traditional, rigid systems toward ecosystems of educational applications and enterprise infrastructure that bolster consumer choice and broaden the marketplace. NGDLE place a high value on the integrability of applications and systems in support of such choice. Integrability refers to how easy it is for one software application or system to make direct programmatic use of the underlying functionality of another application or system.
An organization involved in a New DLE procurement process needs integrability measures (such as standards) for evaluating products or technologies and to identify precisely which functional operations are required for a particular application and may define and apply a score-system for each.
 
Location: Sala Macaya 

Edu-API Update and Roadmap led by Colin Smythe, Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Early last year, IMS launched a new project called Edu-API to develop a set of student information system (SIS) APIs for higher education that can be coordinated with the OneRoster standard in K-12. This session will discuss what has happened in this project since last year’s meeting.
 
Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

 

Lunch

 

Concurrent Session by TBA

Location: Sala d’Acta

Concurrent Session by TBA

Location: Sala Macaya

Concurrent Session by TBA

Location: Aula 5+6

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

Location: Aula 3+4 

 

Transition to General Sessions

 

Building the Ecosystem: How Certification Ensures We're All Working Together moderated by Rob Abel Ed.D., CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

PanelistsFrancesc Santanach Delisau, eLearn Lab Team Leader and Engineer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Michael Webb, Senior Technology Innovator, Jisc

IMS gives institutions of all sizes have a very powerful way to “trust but verify” that we are actually evolving to the plug-and-play edtech ecosystem that is required to scale innovation. IMS provides certification testing, code libraries and is developing the 1EdTech integration characterization service to underpin this goal. But, the situation is far from perfect. In this closing panel, institutional leaders will share their perspectives on what is needed from suppliers and institutions to accelerate the goal of zero-time, zero-cost integration across edtech platforms.

Location: Sala d’Acta

14:50 – 15:00

Closing Comments and Next Steps led by Nynke de Boer, IMS Europe Program Director, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Location: Sala d’Acta

 

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