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Tuesday, May 19 • 9:30am - 10:00am
A New Way of Reading, Visualizing and Using the IMS Specifications

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IMS has published hundreds of specification documents containing thousands of pages of definitions, diagrams, images, examples, best practices, etc. These documents are available through the IMS website as HTML pages and can be downloaded for use locally. The IMS ecosystem means that it is increasing common for IMS specifications to be used together to enable many different teaching and learning workflows.  As part of the work by IMS on creating a Unified Model, the first step is to provide a new way to work with the current IMS specifications and documentation. Therefore a new IMS specification visualization tool set has been developed: no longer will the IMS specifications require reading through hundreds of pages of non interactive documentation.  This tool set is being launched at LILI 2020 and as part of this session we will demonstrate how to access this tool set via the IMS website.

During this session attendees will learn how to:
  • Access the IMS specifications using this new visualisation tool set
  • Identify, understand and use the many relationships between the IMS specifications
  • Evaluate the set of APIs that IMS provide as part of the specification documentation
  • Identify the cross-mappings between the IMS data models and other data models e.g. CEDS
  • How this new visualization tool set can be used to complement the traditional specification documentation approach.

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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 →

Matt Pasiewicz

Developer, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Matt has more than twenty years experience leveraging technology in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He's held roles in both the book industry and in higher education.

Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am MDT