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22 Feb 2016 - 1:10am to 25 Feb 2016 - 1:10am
IMS Member Meetings
University of Maryland University College, Maryland

22-25 February 2016

Quarterly Meeting - 22-24 February
EDUPUB Alliance Summit -  24-25 February

Location:

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783

REGISTRATION:

Registrations must be completed by 6 February 2016.

The IMS Quarterly Meeting will take place 22-24 February 2015 (For IMS Members Only). The ePub Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit will take place 24-25 February 2016.

Registration for the IMS Quarterly Meeting is $200.

Bootcamps are $75 each and are open to the public. 

Registration for the ePub Accessibility and EDUPUB Summit is $150 for Wednesday only, $200 for Wednesday and Thursday.

Late registration is an additional $100 for the Quarterly Meeting, $50 additional for the Summit.


Register Below

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Quicklinks:

EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit  | IMS Bootcamps | IMS Quarterly Meeting

 


EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit

Establishing a globally interoperable, accessible, open ecosystem for e-Textbooks and other Digital Learning Materials via EPUB 3, Educational Sector Standards and the Open Web Platform

The goal of this Summit is to bring together major players across the global K-20 education segment, including: publishers, institutions, platform and solution providers, standardization organizations, content distributors, and accessibility organizations. The focus is to help advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards.

The EPUB Accessibility  and EDUPUB Alliance Summit will provide an update on the emerging education profile of EPUB 3 with a primary focus on accessibility on Day 1 and a series of detailed technical sessions on Day 2 across a range of topics (LTI launch & outcomes, analytics, accessibility)

 

EPUB Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit

24 February 2016

Theme of day 1 is: EPUB Certification with Accessibility as Baseline. Room: Chesapeake Salon A

08:00-09:00

Arrivals and breakfast

 

09:00-09:15

Introduction and logistics

Bill McCoy (IDPF), Rob Abel (IMS Global)

09:15-10:15

EPUB Accessibility Certification and the Accessibility Baseline: what does it mean?

Panel: George Kerscher (DAISY Consortium), Bill McCoy (IDPF), Bill Kasdorf (BISG), Rick Johnson (VitalSource), David Boloker (IBM).

Moderator: Markus Gylling

10:15-10:30

Break

 

10:30-11:15

Building Blocks: intro to WCAG

(30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

Charles LaPierre, Benetech

11:15-12:00

Building blocks: intro to AFA, APIP and aQTI

(30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

Colin Smythe, IMS Global

12:00-13:00

Lunch

 

13:00-13:45

EPUB 3.1 developments: new accessibility requirements and their relation to certification

Panelists:

Avneesh Singh (DAISY), Matt Garrish (Invited Expert), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley), Madeleine Rothberg (WGBH).

Moderator: Markus Gylling

13:45-14:45

Feedback from IMS University Accessibility Leadership Group

Panelists: Jane Berliss-Vincent (University of Michigan), Christian Vinten-Johansen (Penn State), Robert Martinengo (Georgia Tech AMAC), and Etienne Pelaprat (Unizin)

Moderator: Rob Abel (IMS Global)

14:45-15:15

Break

 

15:15-16:30

Towards a practical framework: a candidate approach and Summary and next steps

George Kerscher (DAISY), Bill McCoy (IDPF). Moderator: Markus Gylling (IDPF)

16:30

Adjourn

 

17:00-18:00

Reception for Summit attendees

 


 

ePub Accessibility and EDUPUB Alliance Summit

25 February 2016

Themes of day two are:

1) Progress of key technical aspects of the EDUPUB Alliance, including a) LTI launch and outcomes requirements b) certification and c) next steps for the specifications (with focus on analytics integration).

2) Workshop on details of accessibility certification

Room: Chesapeake Salon A

08:00-09:00

Arrivals and breakfast

 

09:00-12:00

EDUPUB Summit

09:00-09:15

Introduction and logistics

Markus Gyling (IDPF), Colin Smythe (IMS Global)

09:15-10:00

EPUB for Education: Current state and conformance certification, including LTI outcomes and overview/demo of LTI Integration in EDUPUB Draft

Panel: Colin Smythe (IMS) John Tibbetts (VitalSource), Markus Gylling (IDPF). Moderator: Paul Belfanti (Pearson)

10:00-11:00

EPUB for Education: integrating interoperable analytics

Panel: John Tibbetts (VitalSource), Colin Smythe (IMS), Anthony Whyte (University of Michigan), Etienne Pelaprat (Unizin)

11:00-11:15

Break

 

11:15-12:00

Interactive session: Conclusions and planning. EDUPUB next steps.  

Colin Smythe (IMS), Markus Gylling (IDPF), David Stroup (Pearson).

12:00-13:00   

Lunch

 
13:00 - 14:00

EDUPUB Implementers Demo Showcase

  • VitalSource: From Author to Student: The EDUPUB Lifecycle at VitalSource
  • KERIS

Moderator: Rob Abel (IMS Global)

Panelists: Nick Brown (VitalSource); Dr. Yong-Sang Cho (KERIS)

14:00 End of EDUPUB Summit

14:00-16:30

EPUB Accessibility Certification Workshops - Details and Planning

 

14:00-15:00

Interactive work session: EPUB accessibility test items within and beyond WCAG, APA, APIP
 

Panel: George Kerscher (DAISY), Matt Garrish (Invited Expert), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley), Madeleine Rothberg (WGBH). Moderator: Avneesh Singh

15:00-15:15

Break

 

15:15-16:00

EPUB Accessibility: towards tools and systems for evaluation and certification

Panel: Avneesh Singh (DAISY), Romain Deltour (DAISY), Rick Johnson (VitalSource).

Moderator: Bill McCoy

16:00-16:30

Summary and next steps

 

16:30

Adjourn


IMS Bootcamps

IMS Bootcamps are designed to go in-depth on the use of IMS standards.  (Requires separate registration)

 

Designing the Best Learning Tools Interoperability Integrations - Wednesday - 24 February: 9am - 4pm

Over the past few years, the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) standard has become the norm for third-party tools and content to be integrated with a Learning Platform. Its simplicity has been one of its strengths and led to its rapid adoption, but it might also be seen as a reason behind a wide variation in the quality of the integrations being built.

This workshop will discuss which characteristics of LTI integrations are important when assessing their quality. This should be helpful to users of third-party applications and content when they seek to evaluate the product on offer,as well as to third-party developers who might need guidance on how to build an integration to best fulfil their users’ needs.
 
We will also cover how to test your integration and the best practices you should follow to ensure your integration is top notch.  Details on content-item, LTI v2 registration, and LTI services will also be discussed.
 
The session will be interactive and encourage participants to identify what aspects of LTI integrations they value most, with some live demonstrations of the issues identified and how these might be overcome. An outline of the current developments with the LTI specification will also be included.
 
 
OneRoster™ Bootcamp and Plugfest - Tuesday - February 23rd - 9-5pm

OneRoster, the breakthrough IMS standard that radically improves the time and cost to roster K-12 apps, tools and web-based content, has been moving fast.  Based on aggressive adoption and feedback from several leading districts and supplier members of IMS, version 1.1 will soon be ready for conformance certification.

OneRoster gives districts complete control of their data and how they wish to use it to authorize/provision district applications, while eliminating the cost and complexity of the myriad specialized formats previously supported by most districts.

It is no surprise that IMS district members are leading the OneRoster revolution. IMS Global expects that more than 30 leading school districts will be adopting OneRoster in Fall of 2016.

At the February quarterly meeting OneRoster session, leading OneRoster supporters, such as Classlink, HMH, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, SAFARI Montage and others will be there to help the IMS community members learn how to implement OneRoster and perform conformance certification.   

IMS Quarterly Meeting

Draft Agenda - Subject to Change

Monday - 22 February

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast

9:00-12:00 pm

CASA Work Group

Room: 2110

Caliper Work Group 

Room: 2101

Digital Credentials - CBE Specifications 

Room: 2111

CC/LTI APMG and LTI Services

Room: 2112

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

CASA Work Group

Caliper Work Group

Digital Credentials - CBE Specifications

CC/LTI APMG and LTI Services

 

Tuesday - 23 February

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast

9:00-12:00 pm

Digital Credentials - CBE Specifications

Room: 2111

OneRoster Bootcamp

Room: 2101

aQTI Work Group

Room: 2112

HED Communities of Practice

Room: 2110

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Digital Credentials - Extended Transcripts

 

OneRoster Plugfest

aQTI Work Group

 

HED Institutional Executive Board Meeting

 

 

Wednesday - 24 February

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast 

9:00-12:00 pm

Privacy Workgroup

Room: 2110

Bootcamp: Designing the Best Learning Tools Interoperability Integrations (requires registration)

Room: 2111

Digital Credentials - Open Badges for Education

Room: 2112

12:00 pm

Lunch -

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Private Meeting

Bootcamp: Designing the Best Learning Tools Interoperability Integrations

 

Digital Credentials - Open Badges for Education

 

 

Detailed Agendas:

 

Caliper - 22 February
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
 


  

9:45 am - 10:30 am LTI Integration 
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm Additional Metric Profiles
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Caliper v1.1 Work
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Caliper v1.1 Work

 

CASA- 22 February
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
 


  

9:45 am - 10:30 am 2015 Review - Protocol, Metadata Definitions (Attributes) 
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm CASA on your Campus and in your Library
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm A Dive into CASA on Rails
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CASA Registry
 
CC/LTI APMG and LTI Services - 22 February
9:00 am - 10:30 am Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
LTI Assignment proposals
LTI-SSO update
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm LTI Integration for Caliper
Security model
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tool Profiles and Placements
LTI 2.1 - re-registration, certification
Developer support - class libraries
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Privacy Charter

 

CBE - 22 February - Digital Credentials - CBE Specifications 
9:00 am - 10:30a m

Introductions

Review Agenda

Review 2015 CBE WG Accomplishments

Review organization approach, meetings schedule and administrative logistics

Discuss and select initial use case priorities for 2016

Review and update the Project Charter


  

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Review and discuss LTI as a peer-peer transport protocol

Review and discuss using LIS as a guide for data profiles

Review OneRoster and Rich Outcomes as examples of REST-based interoperability
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm CBE workshop: Demo evaluation results
Discuss and provide feedback
Document solution design
Evaluate refined "evaluation results"
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

CBE workshop: Demo CBE assessment outcomes

Discuss and provide feedback

Document solution design

Evaluate refined "CBE assessment outcomes"

 

 

 

 

CBE - 23 February - Digital Credentials - CBE Specifications
9:00 am - 10:30a m

Cross-walking CBE use case needs vs. selected reference specifications 

  

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm Draft high level goals for next steps & volunteer roles of the participants
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
   
CBE - 23 February - Digital Credentials - Extended Transcripts
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Review Phase I work in detail

Discuss ideas for improvements and additional Phase II features

Volunteer roles and participants

Review and update the Project Charter

Draft high level goals for next steps

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Review proposed LTI Credentials Services

 

 

 

 

aQTI Work Group - 23 February
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
- Status update from EBA,
- Status Update on QTI v2.x/APIP v1.x

9:45 am - 10:30 am

aQTI Architectural Review

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am- 12:00 pm

aQTI Specification Deliverables and Timelines

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Prototyping and Proof of Concepts (Accessibility, Rendering, Scoring)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Issues, Agree Actions, Timelines, and Deliverables

 

 

HED Communities of Practice: Analytics, Accessibility, CBE, and
Learning Tools & Content - 23 February

This meeting will bring together institutions interested in participating in the communities of practice to move this initiative forward by defining the scope and benchmarks each community hopes to achieve this year.  Participation from academic, technical and leadership positions interested in informing IMS priorities and collaborating beyond the technical IMS work are encouraged to attend.

 

9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome and Introductions
 
9:15am - 9:45am Achieving Clarity: What constitutes a HED Centers of Excellence versus a Community of Practice?
   
9:45am -10:30am

Review of ideas collected to date, outlining the focus for each community, and identifying benchmarks

10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:30am Review of ideas collected to date, outlining the focus for each community, and identifying benchmarks
11:30am - 12:00pm Collaboration and next steps

 

Higher Education Institutional Executive Board - 23 February

This meeting brings together vice-provosts, CIOs, and other institutional administrators from IMS Contributing Member institutions dedicated to advancing the effective and innovative use of edtech.  The goals for this meeting are to: launch the newly formed HED Institutional Executive Board, draft high-level goals that define the maturity model for achieving excellence for an integrated digital learning environment work to define the structure and topics of the Centers of Excellence (CoE) “Playbook;” and outline agenda and presenter recommendations for the HED Centers of Excellence Summit to be held in conjunction with the May Learning Impact Leadership Institute.

 

1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome and Introductions
1:15pm - 1:45pm Purpose and role of the HED Institutional Executive Board
1:45pm - 3:00 pm Draft high-level goals for growing communities towards excellence (Continuing to define the maturity model)
3:00 pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:15 pm The Playbook--Identifying structure and topics
4:15pm - 4:30 pm HED Centers of Excellence Summit at the Learning Impact Leadership Institute
4:30pm - 5:00 pm Open Discussion and next steps

 

 

OneRoster Bootcamp - 23 February
09:00 am - 09:30 am Introductions & Bootcamp Setup
09:30 am - 10:30 am
  • OneRoster 1.0 CSV Validator
  • OneRoster 1.0 CSV Testset
  • OneRoster 1.0 CVS File Exchange
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • OneRoster 1.0 REST Test System
  • OneRoster 1.0 Service Provider
  • OneRoster 1.0 Service Consumer
  • OneRoster 1.1 Changes

 

OneRoster PlugFest - 23 February
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PlugFest Introductions
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Classlink (Stanley Watts)
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools (David Mayes)
  • HMH (Andy Kuritzky)
  • Pearson (Marc Nelson)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Safari (David Gappa)
  • McGraw-Hill (Marisa Urbano)
  • Houston ISD (Davant Stewart)
  • OneRoster v1.1 plan/Timeline (Colin Smythe)
Privacy - 24 February
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update

9:45 am - 10:30 am Privacy Base Document Work
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Development & Design of Template

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

 

 

OpenBadges - 24 February -  Digital Credentials - Open Badges for Education
9:00 am - 10:30a m

Introductions

Review agenda

Review consolidated outcomes from kickoff meeting - task forces and guiding questions

Discuss project approach, meetings schedule and administrative logistics 

  

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Review Concept: Open Badge Extensions for Education (OBEE)

·         Specifications 

·         Discoverability

·         Analytics

·         Compliance Certification

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Open Badge Specification Overview and Roadmap (Nate Otto, Badge Alliance Interim Director)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Adjust and confirm OBEE priorities

OBEE Task Forces - volunteer roles of the participants

Review and update Project Charter

Draft high level goals for next steps

 

 

 

Airport & Transportation Options

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
Hotel direction: 15 miles SW
Alternate transportation: Excellent Green Ride; fee: 55 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD (one way)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
Hotel direction: 30 miles S
Alternate transportation: Excellent Green Ride; fee: 65 USD (one way) ;reservation required
Bus service, fee: 65 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 65 USD (one way)

 

Hotels near campus –

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

3501 University Blvd East
Hyattsville, MD 20783

IMS has a room block for the 21-25 February, 2016. Please make reservations by calling:1800-228-9290 by 3 February  to receive a rate of $159p/n.

Room Block Code: IGLIGLA or Room Block Code: IMSIMSA

Hotel Code: WASUM