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Tuesday, May 19 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Overview of the IMS Specification Suite

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Since 1999, IMS Global has published over 25 specifications designed to improve information exchange and interoperability between EdTech systems, apps and tools. The IMS Specification Suite includes Common Cartridge, LTI Advantage, OneRoster, Question & Test Interoperability (QTI), Competency & Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) and many more. Over the next 12 months several new specification will be released including Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) and the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR).  Apart from the documentation set for each specification, IMS also creates a conformance test system so that products can be certified as supporting the specification. Many other artifacts are also available to IMS members to make it easier to adopt each specification. During this session, the IMS Chief Architect will give a brief overview of the Specification Suite and will explain how to make best use of the various documents, test systems and reference implementations that IMS makes available.  He will also explain how IMS is focused on ensuring that the IMS specifications can be used together to support an interoperable digital edtech ecosystem. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the IMS specification roadmap.        

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Colin Smyth

Chief Architect, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 25 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am MDT