IMS Europe Regional Member Meeting and IMS Public Forum

Hosted by SURF, CvTE and Edustandaard

16-17 November  2016

Vergadercentrum, Utrecht
The Netherlands

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The IMS Europe Meeting and Public Forum featuring discussion of IMS adoption to improve learning experiences in Europe will provide IMS members and other interested European organizations the opportunity to draw on the experience and knowledge of other attendees and provide an opportunity to benefit from the ecosystem of IMS-based products in Europe.


The IMS Europe Meeting and Public Forum will take place 16-17 November 2016. IMS Members may attend the IMS Europe Meeting on 16 November. The Public Forum featuring discussion of Next Generation Digital Learning Environments on 17 November 2016 is open to both IMS members and other interested parties. There is no registration fee to attend the meetings.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY 11 November 2016. SIGN UP BELOW - Please note you must login to register.  If you do not have a login, you can create one.



Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - IMS Members Only

9:00 am - 9:30 am                  Opening IMS Europe meeting
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

IMS Europe meeting: IMS members and staff discuss latest developments (in general) and policy issues.

All participants are invited to prepare a pitch for 10-15 minutes to share relevant focus areas and activities on behalf of their organisation.

12:00 pm - 13:00 pm                         

Lunch Break

13:00 pm - 14:30 pm

Technical Update:  Update on latest IMS specification developments with participant Q&A 

15:00 pm - 17:00 pm

Parallel Tracks: Round table discussions on specific IMS spec’s and developments 

17:00 pm Day One Closing: Drinks


Thursday, 17 November 2016 - Open to IMS Members and Other Interested Parties

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening: Welcome words for day two and a wrap up of day one

Speaker: Nynke DeBoer, CvTE

9:30 am - 10:30 am                               
General Session: Overview on IMS for a wider audience and how IMS standards are working to improve education and educational software.
Speakers: Rob Abel and Colin Smythe, IMS Global
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:15 am
General Session: SURF on the NGDLE component model and the role of standards. 
Speaker: Marieke de Wit, SURF
Reference publication just released: 
11:15 am - 11:45 am
General Session: Kennisnet / Edustandaard a Dutch k-12 view on standards and time for discussion
12:00 pm - 13:00 pm


13:00 pm - 15:30 pm

Parallel Session: Roundtable discussions on the followings topics:  

  • Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) - HED Institutions  
  • Publishers and learning tool providers
  • European perspective on K-12, including e-Assessment
16:00 pm - 17:00 pm

Panel Session: Discussing parallel tracks 

17:00 pm

Closing: Drinks