IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0

IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0

IMS Final Release
Version 1.0
IMS Final Release
Date Issued: July 7, 2017
Status: This document is made available for adoption by the public community at large.
This version: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/

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Abstract

The Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service specification is the definition of how systems achieve the exchange of information about learning standards and/or competencies. The key aim is to replace the current ways of documenting a learning standard and competency, typically a PDF or HTML document, by one which is machine readable both syntactically and semantically. Further, using this new specification it will be possible to electronically exchange these definitions so that applications, systems and tools can readily access this data.

1. Introduction

The Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) specification defines how systems exchange and manage information about learning standards and/or competencies in a consistent and referenceable way. The key aim is to replace the current ways of documenting and referencing learning standards and competencies, which are typically published as a PDF or HTML document intended to be read by humans, by one which is also machine readable both syntactically and semantically. This allows for "Common Alignments" for content and referenceable unique identifiers for use in certificates and transcripts. Further, using this new specification it will be possible to electronically exchange these definitions so that applications, systems and tools can readily access and manage this data. This includes LMSs, Assessment tools, Curriculum Management applications, certificate and competency based evaluation systems and any other tool, process or content that would need to align to or reference a competency or framework.

1.1 Conformance Statements

This document is an informative resource in the Document Set of the IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0 specification [CASE-10]. As such, it does not include any normative requirements. Occurrences in this document of terms such as MAY, MUST, MUST NOT, SHOULD or RECOMMENDED have no impact on the conformance critera for implementors of this specification.

1.2 Document Set

The documents that make up this specification are:

A. Revision History

A.1 Version History

Version No. Release Date Comments
IMS Final Release 1.0 July 7, 2017 The first formal Final Release that is ready for public adoption and implementation.

A.2 Changes in the Release

The changes made in this document are:

  • The first formal Final Release that is ready for public adoption and implementation.

B. References

B.1 Normative references

[CASE-10]
Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/activity/case/
[CASE-CERT-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: Conformance and Certification. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 7, 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/cert/
[CASE-CONTEXT-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: JSON-LD Context. IMS Global Learning Consortium. June 18, 2020. IMS Candidate Final. URL: https://purl.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/context/
[CASE-IMPL-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: Best Practices and Implementation Guide. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 7, 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/impl/
[CASE-INFO-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: Information Model. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 7, 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/caseservicev1p0_infomodelv1p0.html
[CASE-JSON-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: JSON Schema. IMS Global Learning Consortium. June 18, 2020. IMS Candidate Final. URL: https://purl.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/schema/json/
[CASE-JSONLD-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: JSON-LD Binding. IMS Global Learning Consortium. June 18, 2020. IMS Candidate Final. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/jsonld/
[CASE-OPEN-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: OpenAPI Schema. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 7, 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://purl.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/schema/openapi/
[CASE-REST-10]
IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Service Version 1.0: REST/JSON Binding. IMS Global Learning Consortium. July 7, 2017. IMS Final Release. URL: https://www.imsglobal.org/spec/case/v1p0/caseservicev1p0_restbindv1p0.html
[RFC2119]
Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels. S. Bradner. IETF. March 1997. Best Current Practice. URL: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2119

C. List of Contributors

The following individuals contributed to the development of this document:

Name Organization
Raymond BaranoskiSAFARI Montage (USA)
Diana BidulescuHouston ISD (USA)
Adam BlumOpenEd (USA)
Jared BoothHMH (USA)
Clyde BoyerTrinity Education Group (USA)
Barry BrahierInfinite Campus (USA)
Christine CaseTrinity Education Group (USA)
Joseph ChapmanD2L (Canada)
Chris ChungIMS Global (USA)
Deb EverhartLearning Objects (USA)
David GappaSAFARI Montage (USA)
Jeremy GatzaFlorida Virtual School (USA)
Jeff GrannCapella University (USA)
Bob GroganeLumen (USA)
Jeroen HamersKennisnet (Netherlands)
Joel HernandezeLumen (USA)
Jill HobsonIMS Global (USA)
Chris HoustonCapella University (USA)
Jamey HyndsKaty ISD (USA)
Brian KubotaPearson (USA)
Andy KuritizkyHMH (USA)
Mark LuebaIMS Global (USA)
Karl LloydInstructure (USA)
Joshua MarksPCG (USA)
Lisa MattsonIMS Global (USA)
David MayesGwinnett County Schools (USA)
Greg NadeauPCG (USA)
Henk NijstadKennisnet (Netherlands)
Hugh NorwoodTrinity Education Group (USA)
Robert PangbornIBM (USA)
Steve PolyakACT (USA)
Brandt ReddSmarter Balance (USA)
Jennifer ReichlinPearson (USA)
William SantoD2L (Canada)
Bob SchlossIBM (USA)
McCall SmithInstructure (USA)
Colin SmythIMS Global (USA)
Davant StewartHouston ISD (USA)
Stewart SuttonDublin Core (USA)
Marcia van OploKennisnet (Netherlands)
Michele WagnerBaltimore County Public Schools (USA)
David WardPCG (USA)
Jennifer WhitingFlorida Virtual School (USA)
Avi YashchinIBM (USA)

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Date: July 7, 2017