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IMS November Quarterly Meeting

University of Texas - Austin

IMS Quarterly Meeting & Digital Credentials / CBE Summit

November 2-5, 2015

Quarterly Meeting - November 2-4
Digital Credentials/ CBE Summit - November 5

 

The November 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:

Thompson Conference Center  - IMS Quarterly Meeting
2405 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, Texas

AVAYA Auditorium - Digital Credentials/CBE Summit
201 East 24th Street | Austin, Texas

REGISTRATION:

The IMS Quarterly Meeting will take place 2-4 November 2015 (For IMS Members Only). The Digital Credentials/CBE Summit will take place 5 November 2015. Registration for the IMS Quarterly Meeting is $200. Registration for the Digital Credentials/ CBE Summit is $150. Late registration is an additional $100 for the Quarterly Meeting, $25 additional for the Summit.


ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY 23 October 2015-- 12 Noon EST- SIGN UP NOW

 

Schedule At-A-Glance:
Click on the links to view detailed agenda for each session. Agenda and speakers subject to change.

IMS Quarterly Meeting

 

Monday - 2 November

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast (TCC 2.122)

9:00-12:00 pm

CASA Work Group (TCC 3.122)

Caliper Work Group (TCC 2.110)

 

aQTI Work Group (TCC 3.110)

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch -(TCC 2.122)

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

CASA Work Group

Caliper Work Group

 

aQTI Work Group

K-12 Assessment Working Group (TCC 3.108)

 

 

Tuesday - 3 November

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast (TCC 2.122 )

9:00-12:00 pm

CC/LTI APMG (TCC 3.108)

Privacy Work Group (TCC 3.122)

 

I3LC & Other K-12 District attendees - Closed meeting for District attendees & K-12 Leadership Council Sponsors

(TCC 3.120)

aQTI Work Group (TCC 3.110)

 

12:00 pm

Lunch -(TCC 3.120 )

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

CC/LTI APMG

 

CBE/e-Transcript Workgroup (TCC 1.124)

 

Open Session for all K-12 attendees & suppliers

 

aQTI Work Group

 

 

Wednesday - 4 November

8:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast (TCC 2.108)

9:00-12:00 pm

Digital Credentialing Currency Workgroup (TCC 3.108)

LTI Services Task Force (TCC 3.122)

 

Curriculum Framework Technical Session (TCC 2.110) OneRoster/Learning Information Services Work Group

12:00 pm

Lunch -(TCC 2.108)

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

 

 

LTI Services Task Force

 

Higher Education Institutional Leadership Meeting
**Meeting exclusively for HED Institutional Members and Sponsors of the HED Leadership Council **
 (TCC 2.110)

OneRoster/Learning Information Services Work Group (TCC 3.110)

 

Architecture for Innovation Summit:  Scaling Competency-Based Education and Digital Credential Programs

AVAYA Auditorium 201 East 24th Street | Austin, Texas

Thursday - 5 November

Sponsored By:  
                                                    

Summit Goals:

  • Define a roadmap to remove technical and interoperability barriers to accelerating and scaling CBE and digital credentialing.
  • Showcase innovations in academic and co-curricular digital credentials.    
  • Establish a shared understanding of a digital credential currency framework.

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration & continental breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome / Opening IMS Remarks
Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

9:00 - 9:30 am

Competency-Based Education – Opportunities and Challenges
Laurie Dodge, Co-Chair Competency Based Education Network, Vice Chancellor, Brandman University

Competency-Based Education is a transformative education model that shifts emphasis from credit hour “seat time” to a students’ demonstration of acquired knowledge and skills. There is a call to action for post-secondary credentials that are affordable, accessible, and of high quality. Employers want graduates with relevant work-ready skills for today and for the future. Students are asking for the ROI of post-secondary credentials with questions “What will I learn?” “How will I show what I have learned?” and “What can I do with my learning?” Brandman University and its peer institutions in the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) are at the center of this important mission, preparing learners for a 21st century economy. However, there are significant policy and operational challenges facing institutions and administrators implementing CBE, with a critical gap existing in the area of technology supports for CBE. IMS Global and C-BEN are at the forefront of efforts to address these gaps, working with software providers to upgrade their products and ensure they work together seamlessly. Dr. Dodge will present a strategic review of key issues with CBE growth and she will challenge the vendor community to provide innovative and connected solutions.

9:30 - 10:15 am

Framework for Assessing Outcomes and Competencies to Improve Learning Impact
Moderator: Jeff Grann, Capella University
Panelists: Natasha Jankowski, Ph.D. Associate Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment; Krissy Jones, Ph.D. Director of Performance-Based Programs, City University of Seattle; Phillip Long, Ph.D. Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas at Austin; Katie McClarty, Ph.D. Director, Center for College & Career Success, Pearson

The measurement, documentation, and communication of student-level learning lies at the heart of education’s value proposition. Yet fragmented nomenclature, reified regulatory & policy decisions, and immature data exchanges limit students from connecting their educational experience with their career goals. This panel envisions key steps toward a unifying framework for assessing outcomes and competencies to improve learning impact.

10:15 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:15 am

Open Badges: A Bold New Initiative to Attract, Engage, and Progress Talent
David Leaser, IBM

Overview of an innovative and successful commercial nano-credential program using analytics and open badges to nurture and significantly progress talent, that merges earned credentials with social media to recognize achievements.

11:15 - Noon

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Journey Towards Digital Credentials
Brenda Perea, Colorado Community College System

Increasing numbers of micro-credentials are being issued by businesses, associations, institutions and credentialing agencies certifying learner achievement. Learn about the CCCS’s journey toward digital credentials, opening up the potential for students to differentiate themselves in the workplace as well as creating opportunities for recognizing workplace college level learning through badges.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm

Competency Based Education & e-Transcript Initiative:
Mark Leuba, IMS Global; Jeff Grann, Capella University; Joellen Shendy, UMUC

Update on progress and next steps to enable CBE programs at scale.

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Digital Credential Currency Framework:  Accelerating the Demand and Scale for Digital Credentials
Moderator: Carla Casilli, IMS Global
Panelists: Rajeev Arora, Parchment; Beth Porter, edX; Andrea Deau, University of Wisconsin Extension; Jonathan Finkelstein, Credly; Pete Janzow, Pearson Acclaim

Digital Credentialing is gathering momentum across academia and industry. IMS has gathered five august panelists to share their experience with digital credentials—and in particular, badges—to illuminate the challenges and opportunities presented by this new world. Their diverse perspectives will range from discussion of bridging multi-campus needs to exploring the possibilities of non-traditional learning, from expressing the value inherent in these new representations of learning to the necessity and requirements for interoperable tools and platforms.

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Credential Transparency Initiative: Toward a Common Language for Credentials
Jeanne Kitchens, Associate Director of the Southern Illinois University Center for Workforce Development (CWD)

A collaboration led by George Washington University, Workcred and Southern Illinois University Center for Workforce Development, the Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) will develop common terms for describing key features of credentials; create a voluntary, web-based registry for sharing the resulting information; and test practical apps (software applications) for employers, students, educators, and other credential stakeholders.  The Credential Registry will allow users to see what various credentials represent in terms of competencies, transfer value assessment rigor, third-party approval status, and much more. The registry will include all kinds of credentials – from educational degrees and certificates to industry certifications, occupational licenses, and micro-credentials.

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Employer Viewpoints: Building a Shared Vision and ‘Feedback Loop’ for Competencies and Digital Credentials
Moderator: Tara Smith, Senior Program Manager, Jobs for the Future
Panelists: James Kurtessis, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); David Leaser, IBM; Roy Swift, Workcred; 
Matt Sigelman, Burning Glass

The value of digital credentials and competencies is determined by employers and other important stakeholders in the labor market.  This shift of emphasis requires educators to work closely with the employer community to establish clear expectations for programs and to engage in continuous feedback on results.  Through this process, students and employers can build confidence in digital credentials and, in turn, spur further growth of competency-based models. This panel discussion will focus on the roles employers can fill in the competency movement, and identify what the education community can do to support sustained employer engagement.

3:30 pm

Wrap Up, Questions and Next Steps
Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

 

Detailed Agendas:

 

aQTI - 2 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
- Status update from EBA


  

9:45 am - 10:30 am aQTI v3 Specification Deliverables, Timelines, and Task Forces
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Task Force Definitions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm QTI to HTML5
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm aQTI Architecture

 

Caliper Analytics - 2 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update

9:45 am - 10:30 am Caliper v1 Conformance Certification and Resources
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Caliper v1.1 Status and Deliverables

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Additional Metric Profiles and LTI Support
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Conformance Considerations

 

CASA Work Group - 2 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update

9:45 am - 10:30 am Develop Implementation plan for CASA 1.0 Conformance
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Review LTI Attribute changes, Discuss CASA on Rails App Details page, Ratings Strategies

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Ratings Strategies - handling app ratings in a distributed system
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Attributes: CASA instance, App Features, Licensing / Cost, Student Record / Student Data, Accessibilty, Security, Language, Foundational

 

aQTI - 3 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
  

9:45 am - 10:30 am Breakout group (QTI2.2 Interaction review for synergy opportunities)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Breakout group (QTI2.2 Interaction review for synergy opportunities)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Custom Interactions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Accessibility
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Report on Issues/Decisions and Agree Timelines

 

K-12 Ed-Tech and Digital Curriculum Leadership Group - 3 November

Morning Session for Districts and K-12 Leadership Group Sponsors

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome & IMS Update - Rob Abel


  

9:00 am - 10:30 am

K-12 Centers of Excellence and Playbook - Intentional Futures

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 11:45 am

K-12 Centers of Excellence and Playbook - Intentional Futures

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Priorities and Action Items for the Group - Open Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
Afternoon Session: Open to K-12 Districts and Suppliers
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Transitioning to Fully Integrated Digital Curriculum: Insights from Districts Leading the Way

The Road to Personalized Instruction
Hear from peers about their experience in transitioning to truly integrated digital curriculum to make it easier to ingest digital content from a variety of sources - tagged with metadata and ingested using IMS Certified Thin Common Cartridges. As a result, it is easier for teachers to access learning objects in one place from a variety of publishers to help drive personalized instruction.

Seamless Access to Digital Content Using OneRoster
Learn how K-12 districts are moving towards a single roster format allowing for seamless access to externally hosted content from suppliers using the recently released OneRoster standard. The bar has been set and others are now following this movement to make updating of student rosters no longer a burden for the teachers, and not in the least a burden for the district or the provider's technical resources. The ultimate goal is a seamless experience for teachers and students while removing a major hurdle for teachers having to spend hours re-creating rosters in their vendors systems.

Enhancing the User Experience
Both teachers and students benefit from a streamlined user experience. Hear from peers how Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) helps to provide transparent access to content from multiple suppliers that can all be accessed from a single platform. By eliminating the need to login for each vendor, LTI enables the display of content from multiple suppliers in one place. The user experience for both teacher and student is enhanced. In addition to enhancing the user experience, LTI also allows the return of outcome information for a seamless integration in the grade book.

3:00 - 3:30 pm 

 

 

Break
3:30 - 5:00

K-12 Executive Leadership Group Discussion  - Beatriz Arnillas and Tricia Kennedy
(Closed session for K-12 District Contributing Members

  • Next steps & priorities
  • Learning Impact Leadership Institute K-12 Track

 

 

CC/LTI APMG- 3 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
  

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Proposals for CC 2.0;
- multiple organization elements
- sub/child manifests
- additional metadata options
- sequencing of content
- QTI assessment content
- adding LTI 2 links
- extensions mechanism

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

Proposals for CC v2.0 Continued

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

LTI Discussion
- changes to certification tests
- update on documents in public draft; e.g.
- Content-Item message
- Outcomes Management 2 services
- Memberships service
- Gradebook launch messages
- update on LTI 2.1

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm LTI Discussion Continued

 

Privacy - 3 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
  

9:45 am - 10:30 am Work on Base Document and Label Layout
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am- 12:00 pm

Needs from Caliper and LTI Groups

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 pm Custom Interactions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Accessibility
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Report on Issues/Decisions and Agree Timelines

Higher Education Institutional Leadership Meeting
**Meeting exclusively for HED Institutional Members and Sponsors of the HED Leadership Council ** - 4 November
1:00 pm -1:30 pm

Higher Education Center of Excellence Initiative Overview

Rob Abel, IMS Global
Jack Suess, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

What does it mean to be an LTI Center of Excellence?

Panel Discussion led by Rob Abel, Sam Birk and Sandra DeCastro

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

What does it mean to be a Caliper Analytics Center of Excellence?

Group Discussion led by Rob Abel, Sam Birk and Sandra DeCastro

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

What does it mean to be a CBE / e-Transcript / Digital Badges Center of Excellence?

Group Discussion led by Mark Leuba, IMS Global; Carla Casilli, IMS Global; Jeff Grann, Capella University; Joellen Shendy, UMUC; UWExtension

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Next Steps and Wrap-Up

Group Discussion led by Rob Abel, Sam Birk and Sandra DeCastro

LTI Services - 4 November
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, Status Update
  

9:45 am - 10:30 am

IMS LTI API code

 

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

Interoperability tests for LTI 2.1 Tool Provider profiles (including placements)

Discussion of changes to security model

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

LTI Assignment Requirements

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Priorities for future services
OneRoster and Learning Information Services - 4 November
9:00 am - 9:15 am

Introductions, Review Agenda, IPR Policy

9:15 am - 10:15 am

OneRoster v1.1 Data Model Changes

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am- 11:30 pm

OneRoster v1.1 CSV Binding Changes and Conformance

11:30 am- 12:00 pm

OneRoster v1.1 REST Binding Changes and Conformance

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm -2:00 pm

LIS 2.1 Data Model Changes

2:00 pm -3:00 pm

LIS 2.1 REST Binding

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm LIS 2.1 Conformance
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Timetable and Actions Summary

Airport & Transportation Options
Austin Bergstrom Airport

 

Hotels near campus

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center - IMS has a room block at the AT&T Center. Rooms are $259 pn ++. You can reserve your rooms at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IMSGLO1115
1900 University Avenue
512-404-3600
On campus

Austin Comfort Inn 
700 Delmar Avenue
512-302-5576
5 miles

Best Western Austin South
4323 South IH 35
512-447-5511
7 miles

Clarion Inn & Suites
2200 South IH 35
512-444-0561
3 miles

Country Inn & Suites
7400 North IH 35
512-380-0008
4.5 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Austin Central
5660 North IH 35
512-458-2340
3 miles

Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701 USA
512-236-8008
2 miles

Courtyard by Marriott South
4533 S. IH 35
512-912-1122
5 miles

Doubletree Hotel Austin
6505 North IH 35
512-454-3737 
4 miles

Doubletree Guest Suites Austin
303 W. 15th Street
512-478-7000
3 miles

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos
512-474-5911
2 miles

Drury Inn & Suites Austin North
6711 North IH 35
512-467-9500
2.5 miles

Embassy Suites Austin North
5901 North IH 35
512-454-8004
3 miles

Embassy Suites Downtown
300 S. Congress Ave.
512-469-9000
3 miles

Fairfield Inn Austin Central
959 Reinli Street
512-302-5550
3 miles

Fairfield Inn South
4525 South IH 35
512-707-8899
7 miles

Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 San Jacinto Blvd.
512-478-4500
2 miles

Habitat Suites Hotel
500 Highland Mall Blvd.
512-467-6000
6 miles

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin-Downtown
200 San Jacinto Blvd., 
Austin, Texas, USA 78701
512-472-1500 
4 miles

Hampton Inn South
4141 Governors Row
512-442-4040
4 miles

Hawthorn Suites Austin Central
935 La Posada Dr.
512-459-3335
4.5 miles

Hilton Austin 
500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas, United States 78701
512-482-8000
4 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
500 North IH 35
512-617-4900
1.2 miles

Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake
20 North IH 35
512-472-8211
2.5 miles

Homestead Austin Downtown
507 South 1st St.
512-476-1818
2 miles

Homewood Suites Austin South
4143 Governors Row
512-445-5050
4 miles

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
512-477-1234
4 miles

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
702 Congress Ave.
512-457-8800
2.5 miles

La Quinta Ben White
4200 South IH 35
512-443-1774
4 miles

La Quinta Inn Capitol
300 E. 11th Street
512-476-1166
2 miles

La Quinta Inn North
7100 North IH 35
512-452-9401
3 miles

La Quinta Inn – Austin Highland Mall
5812 I-35 North
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 459-4381
3 miles

La Quinta Inn Oltorf
IH 35 @ Oltorf Blvd.
512-447-6661
3 miles

Motel 6 Austin Central-South/University
5330 North Interregional Highway
Austin, TX, 78751
512- 467-9111
2.5 miles

Motel 6 Austin South
2707 IH 35 South
512-444-5882
4 miles

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto
512-476-3700
1 mile

Omni Austin Hotel Southpark
4140 Governors Row
512-448-2222
6 miles

Radisson Hotel & Suites
111 Cesar Chavez
512-478-9611
2 miles

Ramada – Austin Central 919 E. Koenig Lane
512-454-1144
2 miles

Residence Inn by Marriott S.
4537 South IH 35
512-912-1100
5 miles

Rodeway Inn University
2900 North IH 35
512-477-6395
0.25 mile

Sheraton Austin
701 East 11th Street
512-478-1111
2.5 miles

Super 8 Central
1201 N. IH 35
512-472-8331
1 mile