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Advancements in Digital Courseware and Adaptable Instructional Systems [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 19

8:30am MDT

State of the State: CASE, Common Cartridge, and LTI Resource Search
The chairs of the CASE, Common Cartridge, and LTI Resource Search working groups will share the current state of each specification and how each specification works with the others.

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Beatriz Arnillas

Sr. Educational Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →

Vikash Jaiswal

Sr. Director, Emerging Technologies, ACT

Joshua Marks

Senior Advisor, Public Consulting Group

Paul DeVe

Senior Software Engineer, Savvas Learning (Pearson)

Brandon Dorman

Lead Product Manager, ACT

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

11:15am MDT

Adaptive and Active Learning - How LTI Enable Cutting Edge Courses
In this presentation we will discuss the work and ongoing success of Adaptive Learning courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. These courses introduce the innovative use of adaptive and active learning. Implemented through the use of appropriate LTI producer and consumer integrations between Realizeit and the Canvas LMS as well as Active Learning components such as ZyBooks, CodeWorkout, and MatLab.Through the use of these integrated components students in Computer Science and Engineering have been offered a new pedagogical approach to learning complex STEM courses. These courses now offer fully interactive and supported learning. Students can now blend online, in person as well as real time online feedback on complex practical work. Finally, the presentation will conclude with some of the insights on the development and refinement of these courses which will enable other universities and colleges to create their own adaptive and active learning courses.


Nicole Harris

Web Application Developer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Bruce Richards

Senior Instructional Technologist, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bruce Richards is the Senior Instructional Technologist in CTL in instructional support of faculty teaching and learning. His interest is in exploring how existing and emerging learning technologies can be used to enhance the successful transfer of knowledge for student and teacher... Read More →

George Mitchell

COO, Realizeit

Frank Claffey

CPO, Realizeit

Tuesday May 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

IMS Standards: Mission Critical for the Future of Open Educational Resources
Curriki’s mission and vision is to make the new incarnation of OER (Open Educational Resources) highly interactive and intelligent, free and open in both content and technology, and extremely easy-to-use and remixable for both content builders consumers. IMS standards are crucial to both the democratization and technical success of such an ambitious open project.

We will spend the first 15 minutes demonstrating Curriki’s use of LTI Advantage, and how we plan to use Lesson Level Interoperability, and the Thin Common Cartridge to index and deliver these advanced learning experiences. We will also do a quick demo of how we are using xAPI/Caliper Analytics to build the student portfolio, and as the primary source for the student dashboard and individual progress monitoring.

The last 10 minutes of the session are open for input from the audience on other ways that we could leverage and implement other standards within IMS' arsenal.

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Leo Cunha

CTO, Curriki
I am fanatical about the value of open learning, interoperability, and the value of extending education so it is accessible and free to all students who need or want it.Before coming to Curriki, I led systems architecture and product management roles for SIS, assessment, and learning... Read More →
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Keith Kostrzewski

CEO, Curriki
Keith is the CEO of Curriki, currently leading the non-profit EdTech firm through a significant pivot in product strategy. Curriki is expanding to build an end-to-end open-source content development, collaboration and delivery platform that will enable organizations to create interactive... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT

1:45pm MDT

Standards are the Glue for an Adaptive Learning Program
Implementing an adaptive learning program can seem daunting but this session will provide on how institution’s can leverage existing expertise to start. Leveraging IMS standards can provide you access to the data you need to run a successful adaptive learning program. This data can be used by faculty and instructional designers to build quality adaptive learning experiences for students. Communication and collaboration between academics, IT, and suppliers will be required to create alignment to continue the advancements in this area. This  interactive panel will feature members of our Adaptive Learning Innovation Leadership Network sharing their experiences implementing adaptive learning using existing standards and their work in developing new standards.

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Dale Johnson

Director, Digital Innovation, Arizona State University
Dale is the director of digital innovation for the University Design Institute at ASU.  He works closely with faculty and staff at ASU and other institutions to design digital innovations that will enable student success.  Dale studied design at ASU and public policy at Harvard... Read More →
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Connie Johnson

Chief Academic Officer and Provost, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Connie Johnson is Colorado Technical University's (CTU) chief academic officer and provost, working with both online and ground degree programs. She has oversight of academic affairs, including faculty, curriculum, classroom experience, and accreditation. During her time at CTU... Read More →

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT

2:30pm MDT

OER, Open Platforms, Open Standards
Open Educational Resources (OER) are transforming the way educational materials are delivered to students, by offering free and openly licensed alternatives to commercial textbooks. The most obvious impact of OER is on cost to students — OER is free — but the promise of OER is more radical than just cost. OER gives us all a growing ecosystem of high-quality educational materials that are not just free, but also easily editable and adaptable to meet the instructional needs of educators and students. OER offers educators and educational institutions more control over the materials they deliver to their students, improves access, and ultimately should improve the experience of learners everywhere. But building a truly viable OER ecosystem that delivers on this vision depends on more than just open licenses on content: we also need open platforms, open tools, and above all open standards. In this talk, Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbooks and the Rebus Foundation, will discuss how open platforms using open, interoperable, standards can unlock the power of OER and describe recent work related to IMS Global standards undertaken by the Pressbooks project.   

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Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.

Jeremy Anderson

Deputy Chief of Analytics and Technology Transformation; Technology Director, Title III Federal Grant, Bay Path University

Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Wednesday, May 20

10:30am MDT

LTI Resource Search and CASE: Actualizing a real-world ecosystem
LTI Resource search provides a powerful tool to allow suppliers a path to a turn-key content release model. It also provides organizations and teachers a streamlined methodology to design, consolidate, and deploy course work. With the addition of CASE and the CASE Registry, the opportunity for streamlined, and responsive interoperability becomes that much more compelling. However, while these specifications can facilitate all these things, there are few real-world examples of the full ecosystem in action. Join this presentation to gain insights as to the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls HMH, GA Virtual, and other Georgia school districts experienced in actualizing this ecosystem in K12.


Jared Booth

Principal Engineer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
HMH stance and capabilities of Common Cartridge, LTI, and OneRoster Integration.

Keith Osburn

Associate Superintendent, Georgia Virtual

Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am MDT

11:15am MDT

Content Access for All: Scaling the Next-Gen Digital Learning Environment

Scott Gaspar

Director Product Management, VitalSource
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Andrew Alfers

Vice President, Product Management, VitalSource

Ryan Petersen

Vice President & General Manager, Verba Software, VitalSource

Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm MDT

1:30pm MDT

Sharing the Load: Toward a Common Accessibility App Vetting Rubric
Understanding the accessibility of learning tools in the digital ecosystem is a critical part of ensuring equal opportunity for learners of all abilities. But the task of reviewing and vetting accessibility claims by tool providers can be overwhelming, especially considering the proliferation of tools in the education technology market. IMS, through its Accessibility Innovation Leadership Network, has begun the work of attempting to define a common rubric that can be used to vet solutions and share that assessment with the K-20 community, similar to the IMS Privacy App Vetting initiative. Members of the ILN will provide an update on the work of the group and the path forward as part of an interactive panel with lots of opportunity for feedback and input!

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Kelly Hermann

Vice President, Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion, University of Phoenix

Kate Miffitt

Asst Director for Innovation, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Jenn Lotze

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hudson School District

Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm MDT

4:15pm MDT

Birds of a Feather: Community College Needs
Community colleges play a critical role in enabling learners and workers to advance their education and employment opportunities. They also face unique challenges because of the demographics they serve and the ways in which they are expected to serve them. With the increased focused on student success and transition to workforce, institutional priorities are requiring a greater reliance on technology, but most institutions are not getting additional resources to support these initiatives leaving you to do more with less.

This session is intended as a “birds of a feather” gathering, an open forum to share information, ask questions and hold a frank and open discussion about the role and the opportunity for edtech and standards in supporting community colleges.

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Kelly Hoyland

Higher Education Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
I'm interested in using technology to support quality teaching and learning experiences. LTI, Digital Credentials, and Adaptive Learning are all of interest to me.

Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm MDT