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27 Feb 2017 - 1:10am to 2 Mar 2017 - 1:10am
IMS Member Meetings
Orlando, Florida

IMS Quarterly Meeting & Summit on Digital Credentials and Badges

27 February - 2 March 2017

Hard Rock Hotel - Orlando, Florida

The February quarterly meeting will provide IMS members the opportunity to draw on the experience and knowledge of other members; provide input about key market applications that need to be addressed by IMS standards; and help shape future IMS initiatives and leadership.

LOCATION (Quarterly Meetings and Summit):

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
5800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Hackathon Location:

University of Central Florida
Center for Distributed Learning,  Library 1st floor in Rooms 157, 127B, 120, and 135E
12701 Pegasus Dr, Orlando, FL 32816

REGISTRATION:

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILBLE ONSITE. The cost for onsite registration for the quarterly meeting will be $575. Onsite registration for the Summit will be $450. Registration for the Hackathon at University of Central Florida is $50 and it is open to all.   All attendees must register.


Sponsorship Support for the Summit Provided by Sponsors for the Digital Credentialing, Badges & CBE Initiative:

              


Agenda

Monday - 27 February

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast - Velvet Underground

9:00-12:00 pm

aQTI

Apollo Boardroom

Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcript

Avalon II

Adaptive to Adaptable Learning

Avalon III

OneRoster

Avalon I

12:00 pm

Lunch - Velvet Underground

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

aQTI

Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcript

Implementing Caliper: Step by Step Approaches

OneRoster

 

Tuesday - 28 February

Summit on Digital Credentials and Badges

Avalon Ballroom

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast -Velvet Underground
9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome

  • Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Opening Keynote: Notable Successes and Challenges for Open Badges

Open Badges' pioneer, Sheryl Grant is Director of Social Networking for the Digital Media and Learning Competition and Director of Alternative, Micro-Credential, and Badging Research for HASTAC.  Sheryl will share her recent research on the growing digital credentials ecosystem and offer her call to action to the community. 

  • Sheryl Grant, Director of Alternative Credentials and Badge Research, HASTAC
9:45 am - 10:30am

Issuing Organizations: Innovators Using Digital Credentials and Badges for Academic and Co-Curricular Credentials

Innovators are unbundling education with digital badges. Hear how learners can selectively improve their skills for credit and lifelong learning. Going beyond the use of badges for participation, innovators are getting serious about the role of digital badges in stackable micro-credentials that meet the market of learners where they are.  Innovative institutions will share their badge program essentials and provide advice on how you can follow their lead and learn from their experience.

Moderated by Kyle Peck, Professor and Research Fellow in College of Education, Penn State University

  • John Buzzard, Professional and Continuing Education Division, Oregon State University
  • Kim Moore, Director, Workforce, Professional and Community Education, Wichita State University
  • Timothy Newby, Professor Learning Design, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University
  • Brenda Perea, Project Manager, Colorado Community College System
10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Employers: Recruiting and Developing Staff via Competencies and Digital Credentials

A principal catalyst for momentum behind open badges is the potential for badges to empower learners in their work careers by providing clear and verifiable statements of what the learner knows and can do, expressed in language that addresses employers' needs.  Hear about efforts on the "demand side", and how major employers view competencies and digital credentials in their talent acquisition and development strategies.

Moderated by Jason Tyszko, Executive Director of Policy, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • Tim Aldinger, Director of Workforce Development Services, Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • David Leaser, Senior Program Manager, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM
  • Matthew Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment
  • Laurence Roth, Education Designer and Partner, Education Design Lab
 
11:30 am - Noon

IMS Digital Credentials and Badges: Plans and Priorities for 2017

  • Mark Leuba, Vice President, Product Development, IMS Global
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch- Velvet Underground
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Using Open Badges in K-12 and Professional Development

As an emerging professional development strategy, micro-credentials enable educators to identify, recognize and share their best practices, so teachers can hone their skills and learn new ones.  Hear from leading K-12 districts, states and extracurricular programs that are recognizing teacher and student achievements in new and exciting ways.

Moderated by Sheryl Grant, Director of Alternative, Micro-Credential, and Badging Research for HASTAC 

  • Tim Cook, Senior Manager, Product and Customer Success, LRNG Cities of Learning by Collective Shift
  • Noah Geisel, Badge Consultant, Aurora Public Schools 
  • Jay Heap, Director of Virtual Learning, Georgia Department of Education
  • Cate Tolnai, Academic Technology Specialist, Santa Clara County Office of Education 
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Open Badge Platform Suppliers: Using Open Standards to Connect Educators, Learners and Employers

Hear from a group of digital credential market leaders share what they see as the future of the open badges ecosystem and what their products will do to support connecting educators, learners and employers through open standard, verifiable digital credentials.  

  • Acclaim - Peter Janzow, Senior Director Business and Market Development, Open Badges Lead at Pearson VUE
  • Concentric Sky - Wayne Skipper, Chief Executive Officer 
  • Credly - John Walber, Chief Operating Officer
  • Learning Machine - Chris Jagers, Chief Executive Officer
  • Portfolium - Adam Markowitz, Chief Executive Officer
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Break
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The Blockchain in Education for Digital Credentials and Badges

Presented by Chris Jagers,  Co-Founder and CEO, Learning Machine

The blockchain provides a new technical infrastructure of trust that is used to store an unalterable history of transactions. Issuing official records to students is an example of a transaction that can be cryptographically signed, permanently recorded on the blockchain, and independently verified by anyone granted access to a record. Examples of these learner-controlled records could include documents such as diplomas, transcripts and certificates as well as data-rich digital credentials including extended transcripts and badges. The presentation will illustrate how this technology works, how it protects student privacy, and how it can be implemented today.

 

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Next Steps to Accelerate the Evolution of Digital Credentials

In October 2016, Mozilla, Collective Shift and IMS signalled their mutual commitment to digital credentials and Open Badges with the announcement that the management of the Open Badges specification would transition to IMS management, where badge ecosystem stakeholders and market leaders can contribute to its evolution. Hear from the principal decision makers about this transition and their expectations for the future of Open Badges.

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4:30 pm  Summit Adjourns


ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER: Late Registration now available.-  SIGN UP BELOW  (- Please note you must login to register.  If you do not have a login, you can create one.

 

Wednesday - 1 March

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast

9:00-12:00 pm

Open Badges Community
*open to the public with registration

Apollo Boardroom

Machine Readable Framework for Learning Standards and Competencies (Joint Meeting)

The Pantry

LTI Services Task Force

Avalon III

 Closed Meeting

Filmore Meeting Room

12:00 pm

Lunch 

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Digital Credentials and Badges Executive Board

Apollo Boardroom

Machine Readable Framework for Learning Standards and Competencies (Joint Meeting)

LTI Services Task Force

 

 

 

Thursday - 2 March

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast - Velvet Underground

9:00-12:00 pm

LTI Integration Showcase

Avalon III

Caliper Core

Fillmore Meeting Room

Open Badges Working Group 

The Pantry

Closed

Apollo Board Room

12:00 pm

Lunch - Velvet Underground

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

LTI Integration Showcase

 

Caliper Core

 

Open Badges Working Group

 

Friday and Saturday -- March 3 & 4

LTI Hackathon!

Hosted by

Location: Event held on the University of Central Florida campus
Center for Distributed Learning
Library 1st floor in Rooms 157, 127B, 120, and 135E
12701 Pegasus Dr, Orlando, FL 32816 (campus map)

 

The IMS Global Learning Tools & Content Community of Practice is organizing an advanced LTI programming hackathon in sunny Orlando, March 3-4, 2017. And everyone is invited! This event brings together developers, programmers, interface designers, project managers, and anyone game for an intensive collaboration on LTI projects. Come with your own LTI project, partner with a team, or work on a pre-selected project. A ‘crash and burn’ Canvas test/dev environment will be available, as well as a simple simulator. If you want to test against another LMS environment, please make prior arrangements with your home institution or company. As part of the hackathon start participants or teams are asked to make a two-minute pitch to the group about their project. Then let the hack begin! We will wrap up the two-day event with a showcase where projects can be demonstrated.

* Meals on your own. Snacks provided.

Mentors:
Stephen Vickers (IMS Global)
Shea Silverman (UCF)

Hotels near the UCF campus

DoubleTree by Hilton/Orlando East
(407) 275-9000
12125 High Tech Avenue, Orlando, FL

Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando East/UCF
(407) 270-6480
3420 Lake Lynda Drive, Orlando, FL

Hampton Inn & Suites/UCF
(407) 282-0029
3450 Quadrangle Blvd., Orlando, FL

Hackathon Agenda

Friday - March 3
9:00am - 9:30am -- Welcome and introductions
9:30am -10:00am -- Agenda overview; test/dev connections, and other logistics
10:00am -10:45am -- Project/idea pitches (3 minute pitches)
10:45am - 11:15am -- Break & team formation (as needed)
11:15am - 4:00pm  -- Hack Away!
4:00pm-5:00pm -- How ya’ doing so far? Share & progress reports

Saturday - March 4
9:00am - 9:15am -- Morning updates, announcements, sharing
9:15am - 3;00pm Continue hacking
3:00pm - 3:30pm -- Break & end of the hack
3:30pm - 5:00pm -- Showcase: Participant demo what you have accomplished

 

 

Adaptive to Adaptable Learning

9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and Introductions
9:30am - 9:45am Overview of session
9:45am - 10:15am Differentiating between adaptive and adaptable learning & systems
10:15am - 10:30am Designing the ideal adaptive/adaptable learning enviornment & IMS standards
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:30am Desigining the ideal adaptive/adaptable learning enviornment & IMS standards (con't)
11:30am - 12:00pm Q & A and wrap-up
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
 

Implementing Caliper: Step by Step Approaches

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Welcome and Introductions

1:30pm - 1:45pm Overview of session & Goals
1:45pm - 2:30pm Architecting an initial implementation
2:30pm - 3:00pm Asking the questions: Profiles and lerning data in Caliper
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Moving from idea to pilot and beyond: What are the next steps
4:30pm - 5:00pm Q & A and wrap-up

aQTI Workgroup Agenda

Monday, 27 February

09:00 am - 09:30 am     Introductions, Review Agenda, EBA Status Update
09:30 am - 10:30 am     Review Spec Document Progress and Issues
10:30 am - 10:45 am     Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm     ChoiceInteraction Interoperability Demonstration
12:00 pm - 13:00 pm     Lunch
13:00 pm - 15:00 pm     Interaction Vocabulary Discussion
15:00 pm - 15:30 pm     Break
15:30 pm - 17:00 pm     Accessibility (Catalog Example), Metrics and any other topics
 

OneRoster Task Force Agenda

Monday, 27 February

09:00am-09:30am Introductions, IPR Statement and Review Agenda
09:30am-10:30am OneRoster 1.1
* Conformance
* Final Release Documentation
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:00pm OneRoster 1.2 Scope
12:00pm-13:00pm Lunch
13:00pm-15:00pm OneRoster 1.2
* Information Model
* Bindings (CSV and REST API)
15:00pm-15:30pm Break
15:30pm-16:30pm OneRoster 1.2 Conformance
16:30pm-17:00pm Review Actions and Timeline
 
 
 
Competency Based Education and Extended Transcripts

Monday, 27 February            

09:00 -12:00

Competency Framework Service -
Use case review and finalization
CFS Profiles

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 17:00

eT - Extended Transcript Specification -
Workshop on conformance testing
Review Best Practices documentation
Roadmap (repository, badge 2.0, employer search)

 

 

Open Badges Community Meeting

Wednesday, 1 March           * This meeing is open to the public

09:00 -12:00

Come learn more about Open Badges 2.0 and provide your thoughts and input to the developers and the Executive Board.  Hear about IMS' new Community Council and how members and non-members can get involved, be recognized and contribute the future of open badges. 

Meeting agenda:

  • Staying connected with the community
  • Update on Open Badges 2.0: key features, timeline, conformance testing
  • Community Show-and-Tell highlighting current projects
  • Next steps for this community

 

 

Machine Readable Framework for Learning Standards and Competencies (Joint Meeting)

Wednesday, 1 March         * This is a members-only meeting

09:00 - 09:30
Welcome, Introductions, IPR Statement, Agree to Agenda
Update on Name: 
Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE)
09:30 - 10:00
Updates from Pilot Projects
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia / Gwinnett
  • Smarter Balance
  • Michigan
  • Texas / Houston
  • Notes on upcoming projects SC, FL, MD, WI
10:00 - 10:30

Specification Discussion

  • Open Issues
  • Information Model Review
  • REST/JSON Binding Review
  • OpenAPI REview
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 12:00 Specification Discussion Continued
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Conformance & Certification
13:45 - 14:30
Best Practices/Use Cases Work
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-15:45
Continued Specification Discussion with opportunity for remote participation
Join via Webex: https://imsglobal.webex.com/imsglobal/j.php?MTID=m8be9ac09f4b69dc36f63d59de8958468
(pw: imsrocks 737 354 984)
15:45-16:15
Best Practices/Use Cases Continued
16:15-16:30 How to Reach Additional Entities for Participation Discussion
16:30-17:00 Agree on Actions and Timeline
 
 
 

 

Open Badges Workgroup

Thursday, 2 March        * This is a members-only meeting

09:00 -12:00

Open Badges 2.0 

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 17:00

Open Badges 2.0 

 

LTI Services Task Force

Wednesday, 1 March

09:00 - 12:00 Open session for interoperability testing (e.g. LTI 2.1, JWT Security Profile, LineItem/Result services) and general discussion on implementartion issues and any other demos of interest to participants (e.g. LTI with mobile/native apps)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 17:00

Working meeting:

  • Content-Item Update message and service
  • Use cases for compentency-based result LTI services
  • New Gradebook message types
  • Update on LTI for mobile and offline apps

Caliper Working Group

Thursday, 2 March

09:00 -10:00

warmup: introduction and general project overview

10:00 - 10:30 recap: decisions since last Quarterly Meeting
10:30 - 11:00 break
11:00 - 12:00 caliper-spec review: part I
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 caliper-spec review: part II
14:00 - 15:00 LTI/Caliper profile service doc
15:00 - 15:30 break
15:30 - 16:00 Purdue demo: Caliper and Neo4j
16:00 - 17:00 Conformance; final thoughts

 

LTI Integration Showcase

Thursday, 2 March

09:00 -12:00

Come see compelling examples of deep LTI integration
using LTI Services such as Content Item.

Presenters from:
  Atomic Learning/D2L,
  Blackboard/Moodlerooms,
  Elsevier,
  eXplorance,
  Florida Virtual School,
  Instructure,
  Lumen Learning,
  McGraw-Hill, Pearson,
  University of Central Florida,
  VitalSource
...and MORE will showcase their latest efforts in interoperability. 

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 17:00 Showcase continues
 
 
 
HOTELS IN AREA:

We will have a room block at the Hard Rock Orlando - Make your reservation :https://uo.loewshotels.com/en/Hard-Rock-Hotel/GroupPages/IMS-Global-Quarterly-Meeting - Make Reservations by January 27th.

 

AIRPORT:

Orlando (MCO)