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IMS Europe 2018 Agenda

IMS Europe Summit 2018

AGENDA

Thursday   |   Friday

Click on the session titles in the agenda-at-a-glance to view the detailed session description.

Thursday—8 November

09:00

Registration (Ground Floor)

09:30

Coffee and Tea Service (7th Floor)

10:00

Welcome by Nynke de Boer, chair, IMS Europe

 

10:30

Opening Keynote by Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

 

11:00

Coffee and Tea Service (7th Floor)

11:30

IMS Standards Update led by Colin Smythe, chief architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium

12:15

IMS Europe Panel: The Why, What and How moderated by Markus Gylling, head of IMS Europe, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Panelists: Nynke de Boer, SURF, Nicolaas Matthijs, Blackboard, Francesc Santanach Delisau, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and Jens Stutte, Cornelsen

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (day 1)

led by James Rissler, software standards architect, IMS Global *separate sign up required during registration*

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Lightning Talks led by IMS members TBA

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

15:30

Coffee and Tea Service (6th Floor)

16:00

Lightning Talks led by IMS members (continued)

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

17:00

Closing Reception

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Friday—9 November

08:30

Coffee and Tea Service (6th Floor)

09:00

Leveraging IMS Standards to Deliver (Accessible!) Content at Scale led by Rick Johnson, Vice president of product strategy, Ingram/VitalSource

IMS Standards and GDPR Panel moderated by Nynke de Boer

Panelists: John-Arthur Berg, itsLearning, Stephan Geering, Blackboard, and Ole Langfeld, NTNU

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (day 2) led by James Rissler, software standards architect, IMS Global *separate sign up required during registration*

09:30

Accessibility ≠ Disability: Accessible Content is Better Content led by Nicolaas Matthijs, Blackboard

 

What’s New in QTI v3 led by Mark Molenaar, Chief Technology Officer, OAT

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

10:00

Coffee and Tea Service (6th Floor)

10:30

The Benefits of LTI Advantage in HED and K-12 led by Mark Leuba, vice president product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium, and John-Arthur Berg, itsLearning

OneRoster, LIS, EDU API and OOAPI - Making it All Work in Europe led by Colin Smythe, chief architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium and Frans Ward, SURF

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

11:00

Deploying a Learning Analytics Infrastructure Panel moderated by Melissa Loble, vice president platform and professional services, Instructure

Panelists: Adam Blum, ACT; Rachel Scherer, Blackboard; and Yeona Yang, eXplorance

OneRoster, LIS, EDU API and OOAPI - Making it All Work in Europe (continued)

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

11:30

Lunch (Restaurant Cellar)

12:30

Caliper/xAPI Alignment: A Progress Report led by Rachel Scherer, Blackboard

Digital Credentials and Open Badges: Roadmap to a Learner-centered Ecosystem presented and moderated by Mark Leuba, vice president product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium 

Panelists: David Kinsella, City & Guilds; Rodolfo Trippodo (IQC); Eric Rouselle, Open Badge Factory; Alexander Blanc, SURF; Rick West, Brigham Young University

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

13:00

New IMS Standard for Computer-Aided Proctoring led by Steve Lay, QuestionMark and Mike Olsen, Proctorio

Digital Credentials and Open Badges (continued)

LTI Advantage Bootcamp (continued)

13:30

Coffee and Tea Service (7th Floor)

14:00

Closing Keynote: Getting Practical with NGDLE by Marieke de Wit, SURF

14:30

Closing Session

*The Summit ends at 15:00

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DETAILED AGENDA

   

Thursday—8 November

IMS Standards Update

Nothing comes close to the work of the IMS Global Learning Consortium community in terms of enabling the foundation for innovation in educational technology. With major milestones happening across all areas of the IMS edtech ecosystem, hear about the latest progress and momentum with IMS Global standards and get an overview of key technical activities for the upcoming year.

 

IMS Europe Panel: The Why, What and How

The IMS Europe Board was founded in 2017. Its purpose is to create awareness for IMS Global and its standards in Europe, increase information about Europe within IMS Global, and to get European IMS member better involved with IMS Global. The board contains IMS members from Europe. In addition, there are two task forces. During this session, we will provide background on the work that the board and the task forces are doing as well as hear from European IMS members that are active in the practical work of IMS Global.

Lightning Talks

All IMS Europe members participating in the IMS Europe Summit are invited to deliver a seven-minute Lighting Talk. The goal of these talks is for members to introduce themselves and their organization, and share how they are working with IMS standards. How and where are the standards used? What are you looking to do next? Where can you contribute? By sharing this information, the European IMS community will be better informed and more connected.

LTI Advantage Bootcamp

This intensive two-day event is for registrants who want to gain practical knowledge of LTI v1.3 and LTI Advantage.

Separate sign up is required at registration.

This Bootcamp is suitable for participants who have plans to upgrade to LTI v1.3, have already started migrating, or are interested in understanding what is involved in the upgrade path. Come with your LTI tool(s) and/or platforms(s) and utilize IMS resources to upgrade to LTI v1.3 with support from IMS technical staff. If you are just starting down the path of creating a tool or platform, IMS will guide you using an existing reference implementation to bootstrap this effort.

Participants will have access to IMS LTI Advantage development utilities to help institutions and suppliers transition to LTI Advantage. This is also a great opportunity to network with other developers, programmers, engineers, educational technologists, and anyone working to advance the LTI standard.
 
Bonus Online Workshops
To maximize the outcome of the LTI Advantage Bootcamp, IMS will offer two free, specialized topic mini-camps via remote conferencing prior to the IMS Europe Summit. See the Getting Started and Making It Work webinar details for more information.
 
These brief 30-minute sessions will help establish baseline knowledge to get you started, address key changes in the LTI specification, and allow for maximum productivity at the Bootcamp. The mini-camps will be recorded for those unable to participate live. Your participation is highly recommended!

   

Friday—9 November

Accessibility ≠ Disability: Accessible Content is Better Content

This session will extend the traditional definition of accessibility to universal design and how more accessible content can lead to higher quality, more usable content that can benefit all students. 
 
We will provide insight into the current state of course content accessibility to show the trends and patterns across institutions, and highlight the challenges that still exist. We will also provide a summary of important recent legislative and policy changes in this area.
 
This session will conclude by providing a number of concrete hints and tips on how to easily create more accessible content and will highlight several opportunities on how accessibility can be incorporated better in IMS standards.

IMS Standards and GDPR

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. This security framework is already being used in LTI Advantage, OneRoster, and other IMS specifications. In Europe, the 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 specifications and the GDPR and to discuss if the specifications are GDPR-proof.

Leveraging IMS Standards to Deliver (Accessible!) Content at Scale

How do you prepare a platform to support 1,000,000 books being opened in a day, from anywhere on the globe? By leveraging IMS standards to ensure an institution's ecosystem will interoperate and scale with the needs of learners to access their course materials anytime, from anywhere.
 
Join the VitalSource team in discussing how IMS standards have enabled them to support users around the globe with highly accessible browser-based, and native app solutions. Providing access to content, insights into usage, early intervention warnings for at-risk students, returning gradable outcomes from interactions, and simplifying course setup is only possible by ensuring interoperability with LTI (and the upcoming LTI Advantage!), Caliper, and other IMS standards in an institutions ecosystem.

What's New in QTI v3?

The Question & Test Interoperability (QTI) standard was first introduced in 1999 and has evolved ever since. The first versions were more focused on exchanging semantics of item and test content, offering little support for presentation information (e.g. text markup and styling information). QTI 2.x improved in this area significantly by leveraging the W3C HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) specifications, but there was still area left for improvement. QTI 3 takes the interoperability of rich, accessible assessment content to the next level; preserving presentation fidelity by use of Shared Vocabulary, allowing for greater accessibility by merging the Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP) standard, and integrating best practices on PCI (Portable Custom Interactions) and CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing). We'll tell you all about it in this session.

   

Friday—9 November (continued)

The Benefits of LTI Advantage in HED and K-12

LTI Advantage takes learning technology to the next level faster and more efficiently while allowing for greater choice in how you build an open standards-based digital learning environment with products that make sense for your educators and learners. LTI Advantage is the foundation for an open, flexible, and extensible digital learning ecosystem with modern security features. Learn more about how LTI Advantage enables a higher quality learning experience by removing impediments to using new technology and ensuring better student data privacy through enhanced security protocols.
 

OneRoster, LIS, EDU-API and OOAPI - Making it All Work in Europe

IMS OneRoster is one of the most widely adopted and impactful edtech standards—used to securely and reliably exchange roster information, course materials, and grades between systems. Early this 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. SURF has pioneered using Open Education API (OOAPI) as a model for a Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE). This session will discuss what we need to do to ensure that OneRoster and Edu-API meet European use cases and requirements.

Deploying a Learning Analytics Infrastructure

With the progress in standards such as Caliper Analytics, large-scale learning analytics is slated to become more widely adopted over the coming years. In this session, we discuss the current learning analytics landscape. What are the recommended paths for those who want to deploy learning analytics today? What have early adopters found to be the most critical aspects to focus on when improving this technology for the future? And we will take a look at new avenues for research that Caliper data is opening up on student engagement, content quality and efficacy, tool quality and usage, course and program quality, and outcomes.

Digital Credentials and Open Badges 2.0

Digital credentials are changing the way we think about and represent learning, competencies, and achievements inside and outside of the institution. Changing employment opportunities and work requirements mean that learners are pursuing higher education with a focus on improving their employability. Student mobility and lifelong learning mean that skills and competencies need to be represented in ways that transcend the boundaries of language and culture, for institutions as well as employers.
 
An increasing number of organizations are collaborating within IMS Global to develop standards to facilitate the exchange of competency-based data and achievements via a secure, verifiable framework. Centered around Open Badges 2.0 (OBv2), a collection of standards and technologies is emerging to meet the requirements of modern education and employment.
 
This presentation will provide an overview of the evolving digital credentials landscape and the impact of IMS Global standards including OBv2. 

  

Friday—9 November (continued)

Caliper/xAPI Alignment: A Progress Report

There exist two specifications for educational data interoperability, managed by two different standards organizations. Both the Caliper Analytics and xAPI specifications are attaining a reasonable level of maturity and are settling into use in a number of different use cases and venues. But a perceived contention between the two creates confusion: When should we use either? Which should vendors adopt and support? This session explores the values, virtues, and adoption of each standard, and proposes a rationale and framework to explore the feasibility and utility of aligning these specifications.

New IMS Standard for Computer-Aided Proctoring

As more institutions transition to digital assessment, improving interoperability of test delivery systems and tools that support functions such as invigilation (also called proctoring) is critical. Proctoring services might include controls such as a secure browser or use of the candidate’s screen that enables test candidates to take an assessment under a degree of supervision to ensure the security and integrity of the testing process. In this session, you will learn about the new IMS Proctoring Services standard that IMS members are collaborating to develop.

 

Keynote: Getting practical with NGDLE

A learning environment that offers the opportunity of integrating different components offers lecturers and students the freedom to choose which applications they want to use. Additionally, it makes it quick and easy for institutions to respond to innovation in education and try out new applications. SURF supports institutions in modernising their learning environments, and by doing so enables them to offer personalised, flexible education. For this, SURF—in collaboration with institutions—has created a framework for a future in which a flexible, personalised learning environment can be created. This framework has been piloted by institutions as well as vendors. This keynote will show how it's done and what we've learned.