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Monday, May 23
 

9:00am

Exhibitor Set-Up
Monday May 23, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Salons I & J

9:00am

10:00am

10:00am

12:00pm

Lunch for LIA Finalists, Exhibitors and K-12 / HED Institutional Summit Attendees
Closed lunch for the Learning Impact Award finalists/evaluators and institutional participants for the K-12 and HED Communities of Excellence Summits. 

Monday May 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon G

1:00pm

HED Summit: Creating an Open Ecosystem for Academic Digital Transformation
All Higher Education Institutions (Member and Non-Member) and Centers of Excellence Sponsors are invited to attend this end-user Summit.

The HED Summit is being hosted and organized by the HED Institution Executive Board to not only share ideas and progress, but to more importantly help shape IMS priorities for the next 3-5 years specific to HED.

 1:00 - 1:15 pm - Welcome and Opening Comments
  • Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology & CIO, UMBC
  • Sean DeMonner, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning & HED Institutional Executive Board co-chair 


1:15 - 2:15 pm - Discover. Share. Innovate! Models for Deploying Tools & Institutional Collaboration

Colleges and universities are reshaping how faculty discover teaching tools, share these models across the institution and create a wave of innovation from the classroom to IT.  In this new digital world, institutions are finding new ways to work with each other and are helping to re-define what it means to discover, share and collaborate.  Join this discussion to discover how new models for deploying digital tools and content  are reshaping discovery, how universities are teaming up to get a faster return on investment, and how this is fostering innovation. Panelists include:

  • Rose Rocchio, Director of Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA 
  • Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology & CIO, UMBC 
  • Amin Qazi, CEO, Unizin

 2:15 - 2:30 pm - Break

 2:30  - 3:30 pm - Connecting Data Analytics and Accessibility to Support Personalized Learning for All

Whether it’s described as next gen learning, student-centered learning, or adaptive learning, it is the focus of many institutions to personalize learning to the unique needs of each student. While the customization of learning opportunities holds great potential for improving outcomes, it presents unique challenges.  How can such a rich environment be achieved, what are some of the ways universities are reaching for this goal, and what are the key elements needed to make this a reality? The afternoon discussion brings together a diverse group of education leaders to share their thoughts and stories on how data analytics and inclusive accessibility means personalized learning for all students.

  • Meaghan Duff, Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, APLU
  • Christian Vinten-Johansen, Manage, IT Accessibility Team Pennsylvania State University
  • Adam Recktenwald, Chief Innovation Architect, University of Kentucky 
  • Jason D. Fish, Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University
  • Karen Pedersen, Chief Knowledge Office, Online Learning Consortium


3:30 - 3:45 pm — Break

3:45 - 4:45pm  - Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation About Education Technology as an Enabler to Academic Transformation

Colleges and Universities are facing unprecedented challenges and extraordinary new opportunities.  How students are taught, how faculty teach and how IT supports these efforts is changing faster than ever.  Join the IMS Global Higher Education Institutional Executive Board for a discussion about these challenges and opportunities, and help to shape and prioritize the work of IMS Global. We will brainstorm the top 5 current obstacles, work to identify the top 5 issues facing institutions over next 3-5 years, and work to develop ways in which IMS Global and its members can meet these challenges head-on.

  • Sean DeMonner, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning & HED Institutional Executive Board co-chair 
  • Jeff Grann, Academic Director, Assessment & Learning Analytics,Capella University


4:45 - 5:30 pm - What is Coming Next? An Intimate Discussion with Vendors

What are some of the our key vendor partners doing and planning to do around actionable data analytics and accessibility? Find out in the day’s final session. Through an open call for proposals to key IMS Global vendor partners, four have been invited for an intimate conversation to share what they are doing today and their plans for the future to provide institutions with data analytics that are meaningful, useful and actionable, as well as their plans to reach towards true accessibility for all students

  • Echo 360, Dr. Bradley Fordham, Ph.D., CTO
  • VitalSource Technologies, Daniel Green, Director - Product Analytics
  • Pearson, Kate McCain, Vice President, Data Informed Services
  • Intellus Learning, Natalie Murray, Vice President of Learning Design 


5:30 - 6:30 pm - Reception

 



Speakers
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Arjan Aarnink

Enterprise Architect, Cito
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Sean Demonner

Executive Director, Teaching & Learning, University of Michigan
Sean DeMonner has worked in the technology field for over 20 years in settings ranging from universities to commercial startups to established, publicly-traded corporations. His professional experience includes functional management, organizational development, strategic planning, product development, and project and portfolio management. His broad technical background spans general IT applications and infrastructure, academic technologies, web... Read More →
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Meaghan Duff

Executive Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Adaptive learning technologies and adaptive courseware implementations at public universities.
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Jason Fish

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University
Jason Fish is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies at Purdue University where he is responsible for providing leadership in technology initiatives that support instruction. He holds a BA in Computer Technology, an MBA, and his currently pursuing his PhD. The work of his group has been featured by the New York Times, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Jeff Grann, Ph.D.

Academic Director, Assessment & Learning Analytics, Capella University
avatar for Karen Pedersen

Karen Pedersen

Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium
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Amin Qazi

CEO, Unizin
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Adam Recktenwald

Enterprise Architect, University of Kentucky
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Rose Rocchio

Director of Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. He is responsible for providing information technology services in support of teaching and scholarship, research computing, and... Read More →
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team, Penn State


Monday May 23, 2016 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon M

1:00pm

K-12 Summit: Creating the Open Ecosystem for Academic Digital Transformation
K-12  Districts, Schools, and States are invited to attend this end-user Summit.

A resounding need is emerging across the K-12 sector for resources to support the process of implementing IMS standards and practices to make it significantly easier to support personalized learning. To streamline the learning curve for district and school leaders, IMS has formed several ‘Communities of Practices' to create an easy-to-use resources and facilitate the sharing of effective practices to help districts working towards integrating digital curriculum and data. To kick off the 2016 Learning Impact Leadership Institute, we will gather K-12 institution leaders together for a 1/2 day Summit to share the latest information and updates about the Communities of Practices, but more importantly to have a discussion about resources are needed, the state of market with regards to vendor adoption of standards, and to identify priorities to help focus the IMS work for the next 12 months.

Special Thanks to Our K-12 Institution Executive Board Sponsors: ClassLink, HMH, Performance Matters and SAFARI Montage!


AGENDA

1:00 - 1:15pm -- Welcome and Opening Comments

  • Rob Abel, IMS Global
  • Beatriz Arnillas, Houston ISD
  • Tricia Kennedy, Gwinnett County Public Schools 

 

1:15 - 2:15pm -- Closing the Personalizing Instruction Gap

  • Curriculum Standards Framework: As IMS and member districts continue the outreach to State education leaders, discussions continue to unfold around the support for machine-readable curriculum standards. This session will look at current status of State discussions; discuss solutioning around barriers for implementation (i.e. costing, funding, systems and staffing, etc.); and update from the TaskForce working to develop a framework. The session is led by the co-chairs for this Communit of Practice. 
           - Elizabeth Boothe, Houston ISD
           - Barbara Nesbitt, Pickens County School District

  • e-Assessment & Analytics for K-12: Developing a standard nomenclature for learning objects and reading levels with statewide adoption is one key to fully leverage learning data in the classroom. When combined with descriptive analytics it brings the alignment needed for a prescriptive, personalized learning environment. The eAssessment and Analytics Community of Practice for K-12 will share their vision and progress on identifying additional assessment metadata needs, aligning assessment philosophy with metadata standards and a conceptual architecture for an environment.  
          - Leng Fritsche, Houston ISD
          - Debbie Durrance, Gwinnett County Public Schools


2:15 - 2:30pm -- Break
 

2:30 - 3:00pm -- Closing the Personalized Instruction Gap (con’t)

  • Meta-tagging/Meta-data Naming Conventions: Having a wealth of learning objects is great, but without standards for tagging and naming, finding the right object or extracting learning data becomes an nearly insurmountable challenge.  See how the Meta-tagging and Metadata Community of Practice (CP) is making this easier by identifying common language for search criteria and aligning components of thin common cartridge with LTI.  An open discussion will take place for input on the progress so far and future direction for the CP. During this session, we want to hear from you to help figure out: 1) If additional LTI metadata for launching tools is needed; 2) What additional Thin Common Cartridge metadata is needed; 3) What strategies are used when searching for materials based on reading levels; and 4) What are the search criteria requirements need for Learning Systems?


3:00 - 4:00pm --  Assessment & Analytics: What Does the Road Forward Look Like? - 
A Vendor Roadmap Discussion

As districts continue to move to an integrated technology ecosystem for personalized learning great progress has been made but there is still more work to be done to close the gap and achieve a prescriptive, personalized learning ecosystem. To reach this goal, much of the work lies with the deep integration of assessments and analytics. 

The K-12 Institutional Executive Board has invited key vendors to share their current and future product plans to support this goal and to close the gap. Vendors will share with the group a brief explanation of how they are currently supporting assessments and analytics in K-12. They will also discuss key drivers that are furthering the work in the K-12 analytics and assessment arena. 

  • McGraw-Hill Education, Marisa Urbano, Sr. Director of Product Management eCommerce and Integrations
  • Pearson,Paul Grudnitski, Chief Architect, Pearson Assessments
  • D2L, Marilyn Powers, Product Manager of Instruction & Assessment
  • Learning.com, Andy Miller, Senior Product Manager, Platform Products 

4:00 - 4:15pm -- Break
 
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Discover and Share: Success Stories of Interoperability Standards in Action
From OneRoster to LTI and Thin Common Cartridge to QTI/APIP, districts and vendors are making strides for an integrated environment through interoperability.  Hear how four vendor partners are not only adopting IMS interoperability standards, but are applying the standards to help school districts succeed in addressing their specific instructional needs. Solutions range from ways to improve access to digital content and resources to use of data to personalize learning opportunities for students.

  • Classlink
  • SAFARI Montage
  • Performance Matters
  • HMH


5:00pm - 5:30pm -- Taking IMS Standards to the Next Level:  Where do we go next? 
The day concludes with an open dialogue and brainstorming session that reflects on the sessions. This session serve as a planning time to outline the work for the Communities of Practice and the K-12 Institutional Executive Board for the next 6 to 9 months.


5:30pm - 6:30 pm -- Reception 

 


 

Monday May 23, 2016 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon L

1:30pm

Exhibitor Set-up Continues
Monday May 23, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Salons I & J

2:15pm

3:30pm

HED Summit Break
Monday May 23, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Salons I & J

4:00pm

K-12 Summit Break
Monday May 23, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Salons I & J

5:30pm

Reception for K-12 & HED Summit Institutional Attendees, LIA Finalists and Sponsors
Reception for K-12/HED Institutional Members and the sponsors of the Monday K-12 and HED Centers of Excellence Leadership Summits.

Monday May 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon I

7:00pm

 
Tuesday, May 24
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday May 24, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Salons G & M

7:30am

8:30am

Inventing Next Generation Digital Learning

Is your institution ready for next generation digital learning environments, featuring plug & play digital resources, learning tools, real-time analytics, competencies?  More importantly, are you helping to invent next generation digital learning at your institution?  This new generation of learning environment will go hand-in-hand with evolving strategies and leadership.  No one has all the answers, but new collaborations are beginning to shape this next generation and new opportunities for collaboration among leading institutions are emerging. During the opening session, Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global, will kick off a series of Next Generation Digital Learning lightning talks that will explore what the next generation is and how we get there.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Abel

Rob Abel

CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology interoperability, adoption, and impact. Rob has been the CEO of IMS since February of 2006. | | Rob is a recognized expert on the use of information and communication... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon H

9:00am

General Session: Next Generation Digital Learning Lightning Talks
How do you define "next generation digital learning"? Via a series of 15-minute lightning talks, attendees will hear from education leaders around the globe share their definition of next generation of digital learning and outline their vision of what is needed to help the educational community realize the state of the art in learning platforms, tools, content, apps, assessment and analytics. Speakers will address expectations for the future in one or more of the following areas:
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Personalization
  • Analytics, Advising, and Learning Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Accessibility and Universal Design
Suggested Reading:
The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment Research Report
The Current Ecosystem of Learning Management Systems in Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), EDUCAUSE
Prior to assuming the position of director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students in the use of applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum, and oversaw classroom technology. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the ELI eBooks, helping to plan... Read More →
avatar for Trina Davis

Trina Davis

Associate Professor and Director of Glasscock Island in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University and Past President of ISTE
Dr. Trina Davis is an Associate Professor and Director of Glasscock Island in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. She is currently co-principal investigator of the Knowledge for Algebra Teaching for Equity (KATE) Project funded by the National Science Foundation. Davis is Past-President of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and served on the ISTE Board of Directors from 2004... Read More →
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Stephen Laster

Chief Digital Officer, McGraw-Hill Education
Stephen J. Laster was appointed chief digital officer of McGraw-Hill Education in August 2012. He is responsible for creating compelling student experiences, and developing breakthrough teaching and learning solutions. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, he led Intelligent Solutions, LLC, a firm that engages with universities and businesses to leverage their digital technology and collaborative tools.  At the same time, he served as... Read More →
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John O'Brien

President and CEO, EDUCAUSE
Dr. John O'Brien serves as the president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The current membership comprises over 1,800 institutions and 300 corporations. Throughout his 25-year career in higher education, John has deeply engaged with the IT and educational technology sectors. Most recently, John served as senior vice chancellor for academic and... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon H

10:00am

Break
Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salons I & J

10:30am

Collaborating for Value: A Competency-based Education Case Study
IMS Global is helping to shift the edtech paradigm by working with institutions and vendors collaboratively in teams to help develop solutions and solve real world problems. Specifically, over the last year teams of CBE institutions and edtech vendors have analyzed interoperability issues, prototyped solutions, and formed partnerships with supporting organizations to advance CBE interoperability. This session highlights several milestones from this work including a prototype of an extended transcript based on an LTI record of performance service that utilizes linked data. We believe these types of collaborations should become more common across higher education and intentionally used to promote student success. This session focuses on our successes and pitfalls while sharing strategies for connecting such multi-faceted efforts to supportive initiatives that drive more value for all contributors.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Grann, Ph.D.

Jeff Grann, Ph.D.

Academic Director, Assessment & Learning Analytics, Capella University
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Joellen Shendy

Associate Vice Provost and Registrar, University of Maryland University College
Next Generation Student Records and new ways to evidence the students learning journey to showcase value!
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Wade Weichel

Sr. Product Manager, Blackboard Learn, Blackboard


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Salon K

10:30am

IMS Assessment Activities: The State of the Union
At Learning Impact 2015, IMS announced the formation of a board level organization called the Executive Board on Assessment (EBA) consisting of end user organizations (school districts, states, and consortia) and vendors/suppliers. In this panel session, you will hear a report from the EBA chair and vice-chair detailing the progress and current work of the EBA and learn about the technical work taking place in the workgroups. This is your opportunity to learn about the new aQTI work activities, improvements to conformance and interoperability, and provide feedback about current issues important to your organization.

Speakers
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Mark McKell

Project Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Mark is responsible for the production of IMS specification documents and other printed and electronic collateral. Prior to IMS, Mark worked as technical editor for a monthly periodical produced by Novell. He holds Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Oregon and Brigham Young University, respectively.
avatar for Mark Molenaar

Mark Molenaar

Chief Technology Officer, Open Assessment Technologies
avatar for Marc Oswald

Marc Oswald

Co-Founder and CEO, Open Assessment Technologies


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 11

10:30am

The Big Picture: Interoperability and Standards for the 21st Century University
The Higher Education track gets underway with a look at the big picture of the 21st century university and why coming together as working communities to optimize interoperability and standards are essential all institutions. Panelists will share their unique perspectives as to how higher education institutions are shaping the future of education through the focus pilot areas of the IMS Communities of Practice -- Learning Tools & Content, Learning and Data Analytics, Digital Credentialing & CBE, and Accessibility. 

Moderators
avatar for Sam Birk

Sam Birk

Program Manager, Institutional Centers of Excellence, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Samantha S. Birk has more than 25 years experience in higher education as a teacher, administrator, and project manager. Prior to joining IMS she was the Associate Director for Instructional Technologies at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  She was fully responsible for several successful projects that made IPFW a leader in mobile computing and digital curriculums. As a faculty member, she earned honors faculty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), EDUCAUSE
Prior to assuming the position of director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), Malcolm Brown was the Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth College. His group supported faculty and students in the use of applications of information technology in research and in the curriculum, and oversaw classroom technology. During his tenure at Dartmouth, he worked actively with the ELI, contributing chapters to the ELI eBooks, helping to plan... Read More →
avatar for Sean Demonner

Sean Demonner

Executive Director, Teaching & Learning, University of Michigan
Sean DeMonner has worked in the technology field for over 20 years in settings ranging from universities to commercial startups to established, publicly-traded corporations. His professional experience includes functional management, organizational development, strategic planning, product development, and project and portfolio management. His broad technical background spans general IT applications and infrastructure, academic technologies, web... Read More →
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Matthew Gunkel

Manager, eLearning Design and Services, Indiana University
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Jason Palmer

Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, Gates Foundation
Jason Palmer, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success leads the foundation’s efforts to improve the postsecondary success of low-income students with innovations like online and blended learning, digital courseware, student coaching and advising systems, competency-based learning, guaranateed credit transfer, and employer pathways. | | Prior to joining the foundation, Jason founded and grew three investor-backed technology and services... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 12

10:30am

Evolving to Integrated & Effective Digital Content: An IMS Update
As institutions transition to including digital to create richer learning experiences there is growing demand for easy access to a wide variety of digital applications and exchange of content and information among systems to support personalized learning. Via the IMS Integrated and Effective Digital Curriculum Initiative, IMS members are defining what it means to offer an effective, flexible and integrated digital curriculum. This leadership has led to several breakthroughs in interoperability, namely Thin Common Cartridge and OneRoster, as well as the continued evolution of LTI and the EPUB for Education profile. This is your opportunity to learn about the progress being achieved related to this key IMS initiative, discuss what is needed to accelerate progress, and provide feedback about current issues important to your organization.

Speakers
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Berj Akian

CEO and Founder, ClassLink
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Vance Allen

CTO, SVP Engineering, McGraw-Hill Education
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Rick Johnson

Vice President of Product Development and Sales Engineering, Vital Source
As VP of Product, Rick manages the strategic direction of the fast growing platform, guiding the architecture, and implementation of its clients and systems. Rick's career has been focused on bringing together his three passions: technology, publishing, and education.  He is a frequent speaker on electronic textbooks, their integration into an institutional environment, and how the accessibility needs of individual students can best be... Read More →
avatar for Colin Smythe

Colin Smythe

Chief Specification Strategist, 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 at the Universities of Durham and Surrey, worked for several years at Logica Ltd., was the founder and managing director of the systems consultancy Hyperion Systems... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Conference Room 8

10:30am

It Takes a Village: Learning Data & Analytics Community of Practice
In January 2016 IMS Global, with support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, began its Communities of Practice (CP) initiative to help institutions work towards an integrated digital curriculum and next generation learning environment. Key to helping colleges and universities realize these ambitions is the development of institutional strategies for data collection and operationalizing analytics across the campus culture. The IMS Learning Data & Analytics CP has brought together 8+ institutions working together to share and develop resources to advance the needs and best practices of learning data around the Caliper  standard. This panel discussion brings together the co-chairs of this Community of Practice with some of its members to discuss how they are advancing the use of learning data on their campuses, an update on the work of this community and why it is essential to helping move forward the wider adoption of Caliper.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Heyer

Oliver Heyer

Assoc. Director, Projects & Development Group Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
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Phillip Long

Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas
Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer with Project 2021 at the University of Texas, Austin. Current work focuses on UTx, the local implementation of edX, learning analytics (SoLAR) and the digital enhancement of physical learning spaces. | He is also a Foundation Honorary Professor at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. | He is... Read More →
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Adam Recktenwald

Enterprise Architect, University of Kentucky
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Michael Wood

Assistant Director, Learning Technology Platforms, University of California Office of the President


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Rooms 13-14

10:30am

The Technology Ties that Bind: How LTI Leverages Learning Platforms and Tools for Maximum Effectiveness
As recently as five years ago, the education technology landscape could have been compared to the wild west. Everywhere you looked, little communities were springing up, each meeting their own needs, but very few communicating and coordinating with each other. Technology standards were fractured, and learning ecosystems were modeled after walled gardens: closed off and maintained independently. Today, the ed tech picture has changed dramatically, in large part due to IMS Global’s Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI) standard, and the work being done by educators, institutions, and solution suppliers committed to integrating and implementing LTI conformance in their tools for their organizations. To further these efforts the Learning Tools & Content Community of Practice is developing resources that address RFP concerns, use-cases, user-friendly documentation, and advocacy for LTI2 adoption. This panel session will explore the state of the Learning Platform and Tools community today, the resources being committed to the efforts for broad conformance, and how robust LTI integration will define the future of effective education technologies. Please join panelists Shea Silverman and Jeff Bohrer along with Facilitator Hap Aziz for a deep dive into the LTI value proposition and the work of the Community of Practice.

Speakers
avatar for Hap Aziz

Hap Aziz

Facilitator, Connect Learning Innovation Community, IMS Global Learning Consortium
avatar for Jeff Bohrer

Jeff Bohrer

Academic Technology Supervisor & Service Leader, University of Wisconsin
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Shea Silverman

Integrations Specialist, University of Central Florida


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Conference Room 7

10:30am

Got EdTech Challenges? Get Standards
Today's EdTech landscape is fast-moving and rapidly changing, making it a challenge for districts. Districts are trying to use digital content and tools to engage students in learning. Although there are many challenges to transforming to a student-centered approach, none are greater than the challenge to prepare teachers for the change.How are you preparing your teachers? Join Beatriz Arnillas (Houston ISD), Tricia Kennedy (Gwinnett) and Tom Ingram (Escambia) as they examine the greatest educational problems facing K-12 districts and how some districts are leveraging IMS standards to assist them in preparing teachers for their 21st century learners.

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Director IT - Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
My background is in the Visual Arts. I taught Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Women Studies and Art History in various Higher Education organizations. I learned to use all the Adobe tools to make digital art, design brochures, lesson plans, training, digital video and HTML back in the 90s. My career evolved on to Education Administration, designing online courses, developing professional staff, and leadership development in the Oil & Gas... Read More →
avatar for Tom Ingram

Tom Ingram

Director of Information Technology, Escambia County School District
avatar for Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Executive Director of eCLASS Transformation, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Tricia Kennedy is executive director for eCLASS Transformation for Gwinnett County Public Schools. In this role she facilitates the cross divisional development and implementation of eCLASS, a digital content, learning assessment and support system. The objective of the eCLASS initiative is to provide all Gwinnett teachers and students with access to digital content and resources that expand the walls of the classroom and engage students in... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Salon L

11:30am

Unbundling Education: University of Akron’s Modular Approach to Learning
By unbundling content, delivery methods, and assessments, and utilizing competency-based methods and experiential learning, the University of Akron is designing an innovative new educational model that can directly impact students’ concept mastery and success.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Lampner

Wendy Lampner

Manager of Design & Development Services, The University of Akron
In my current position as the Manager of Design and Development Services I provide leadership to staff responsible for planning, designing, and developing effective instructional materials and courses. Our group is currently working on more than 50 online courses, 2 new online degrees including one that is competency-based, as well as several large cross-institutional projects.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon K

11:30am

Facet: Using Innovative Items and QTI for Nationwide Educational Tests

The Dutch ministry of Education is delivering a large number of high stake summative exams and innovative diagnostic tests as CBT. In the year 2018, we expect over two million CBT deliveries per year on 8000 schools.

The nature of each type of exam or test is different. Some of them contain only basic MC items, others include innovative items like autoscored paragraph separation, text correction and formulas. In the near future we expect speech recording and autoscored graphical elements.

To meet all requirements, we developed a new innovative open source testing system, called Facet. Facet is designed to work with the QTI standard. In order to handle all the innovative item types, specific layouts and metadata, we created a QTI profile and a set of extensions together with Cito, called the Dutch Exam Profile (DEP).

In this session we will discuss the decisions we’ve made over the years to where we stand today. We will demonstrate innovative item types, go in depth on DEP and share with you our experiences on designing via architecture, developing, hosting, implementing and supporting the Facet system.  Finally, we will discuss how this lead to our growing involvement in IMS and the EBA.


Speakers
avatar for Arjan Aarnink

Arjan Aarnink

Enterprise Architect, Cito
avatar for Nynke DeBoer

Nynke DeBoer

College voor Toetsen en Examens



Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

11:30am

Balancing Tradition with Competency-based Education: The Tale of Two Universities
There is a rapidly growing interest of colleges and universities across the U.S. to offer some form of competency-based education (CBE) or digital badging. From internships to traditional classes, to entire baccalaureate degrees, digital credentials continues to attract a lot of attention. Many institutions, however, struggle to reconcile the traditional degree with badging and CBE offerings. Colleges and universities find themselves in an unclear landscape of institutional change and needing to reconcile higher education tradition with what a 21st century degree looks like. In this session two institutions will share how they navigated the complexities of balancing the traditional academy with digital badging and CBE efforts. They will also discuss how they have managed institutional change in order to develop, offer and refine viable digital badge and CBE programs and degrees.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Deau

Andrea Deau

Information Technology Director, University of Wisconsin Extension
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Kevin O'Shea

Manager, Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Purdue University


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room 12

11:30am

IMS Standards in the Life of an OER

The initial models for building and using OERs has a life cycle that was personally bound to the faculty member who wanted to create a resource for their teaching and sometime shared openly with others. Today, the OER life cycle has broadened to include institutional developed OER libraries (OpenStax), open education resource creators (Kahn Academy) to OER communities (Merlot II).  This session will look at the life cycle of an OER and the importance and role IMS standards have from creation to the classroom.

 


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Jeff Kahn

Verbena Consulting and Merlot Project, California State University
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Travis Lee

Instructional Designer, University of California System - Office of the President


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 8

11:30am

Implementing & Extending the Caliper Standard's Reading Metric Profile
Colorado State University is partnering with Unizin to extend and scale its content affordability and content quality assessment practices. Together, they are implementing and extending the Caliper standard in Unizin's digital content reader.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Director of Research & Analytics for CSU Online, Colorado State University, Colorado State University
Dave Johnson, PhD, is the Director of Research and Analytics at Colorado State University where he and his team support assessment and educational research at CSU. He directs IT, applications support, web and software development, analytics, and instructional design for CSU Online. And, he serves as the functional lead for building learning analytics capacity across the institution. Dave has a decade of experience teaching all levels of... Read More →
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Etienne Pelaprat

Product Management, Unizin


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Rooms 13-14

11:30am

Creating the Next Generation Network of Learning tools with Universities and Vendor Partners
Universities need to be able to share apps, learning tools, data and digital asset collections across their campus environments. The HED community is working to realize the vision of a sharable "Network" of independent resource "Creation Hubs" with their own "App Stores" that speak a standardized App Sharing Language from IMS Global called CASA (Community App Sharing Architecture). CASA lets institutions share mobile friendly and native app resources in a peer to peer network, allowing users to leverage a curated and trusted set of cloud services or campus-based resources at their fingertips available. 

Speakers
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Paul Gray

Software Engineer, Learning Objects
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Rose Rocchio

Director of Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 7

11:30am

K-12 Digital Ecosystems: Today and Tomorrow
A well crafted digital learning ecosystem has the potential to assist in transforming the learning environment to a student-centered approach. However, we must plan carefully for the future. Although we have immediate needs to address, the systems we build must be prepared to leverage the technologies of tomorrow, including advanced algorithms to improve learning. A panel of districts will discuss the current status of their edtech ecosystems, their goals and their vision for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Director IT - Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
My background is in the Visual Arts. I taught Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Women Studies and Art History in various Higher Education organizations. I learned to use all the Adobe tools to make digital art, design brochures, lesson plans, training, digital video and HTML back in the 90s. My career evolved on to Education Administration, designing online courses, developing professional staff, and leadership development in the Oil & Gas... Read More →
avatar for Marty Bray

Marty Bray

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Forsyth County Schools
Dr. Lessell Martiny "Marty" Bray is the Chief Technology and Information Officer for the Forsyth County Schools. Prior to his work in Forsyth County he was a professor at the University of West Georgia, California State University Fullerton, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Combined with his experience in North Carolina he has a total of 25 years of experience in a number of educational settings. He has a Ph.D. in... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Nesbitt

Barbara Nesbitt

Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School District


Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon L

12:00pm

Japan Society Private Lunch
Tuesday May 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room 9

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday May 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salons G & M

1:00pm

Using Badges to Verify Employer-Ready Skills in a University Honors Program
Illinois State University implemented a digital badge system to officially verify skills and outcomes in their Honors Program. Students earn digital credentials throughout their education, certifying competencies demonstrated inside and outside the classroom, including study abroad programs, research and leadership activities. This session describes the process of building the program.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Finkelstein

Jonathan Finkelstein

Founder & CEO, Credly
Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, a credential service provider which enables organizations to recognize, reward and market skills, competencies and certifications. As founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan helped hundreds of mission-driven organizations produce and launch innovative online programs, products and platforms that have impacted the lives of millions of learners. He is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley... Read More →
avatar for Susan Manning

Susan Manning

Instructional Designer, Digital Credential Systems, Credly
Talk to me about digital badges! In addition to helping Credly clients design credential systems in formal and informal settings, I come from the teaching world. Presently I teach for the University of Wisconsin at Stout, including courses in instructional design, universal design for learning, and the use of games for learning. I was recognized by the Sloan Consortium with the prestigious 2013 Excellence in Online Teaching Award. I have worked... Read More →
avatar for Amy Oberts

Amy Oberts

Associate Director, Honors Program, Illinois State University
I am an educator of 20 years who believes in leveraging technology to engage learners of all ages. I recently entered higher education with the vision of building a digital badging ecosystem that both empowers and motivates students to persist in our university's Honors Program. I am fortunate to work with creative and talented undergraduate students, and I sincerely feel like they teach me as much as I mentor them. #HonorsProud #BackTheBirds


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon K

1:00pm

Opportunities and Challenges of Next Generation Online Assessments
What is Next Generation assessment and how is online, APIP-supported, computer-based testing impacting schools, districts, state departments of education, and testing vendors? More importantly, how is Next Generation assessment impacting student learning and educational technology used in schools?

Speakers
avatar for Dale Cornelius

Dale Cornelius

Section Chief Online Assessment, Maryland State Department of Education
Dale Cornelius oversees online assessment for the Maryland State Department of Education. Since 2008, he has helped transition approximately 1,500 schools from paper-based assessments to online, computer-based tests. Today, 92% of assessments are administered online. At Maryland, he is involved in every aspect of the test development process, pushing the state to embrace Technology Enhanced Items for high-stakes tests, in place of... Read More →



Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Integrating for Impact: Good LTI Integrations and How They Impact Teaching and Learning
Moving students seamlessly from a LMS into any number of tools should work like magic, but sometime it misses this mark. What are the characteristics and importance of a good LTI integration? When done well these integrations can have a huge impact on outcomes. The panelist will also discuss how a seamless LTI integration can impact the faculty experience and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Long

Phillip Long

Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas
Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer with Project 2021 at the University of Texas, Austin. Current work focuses on UTx, the local implementation of edX, learning analytics (SoLAR) and the digital enhancement of physical learning spaces. | He is also a Foundation Honorary Professor at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. | He is... Read More →
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Shea Silverman

Integrations Specialist, University of Central Florida


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 12

1:00pm

Empowering Pedagogy: Technology in Service to the Educator
Educators know how to craft meaningful educational narratives.  They combine knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical efficacy in order to enrich and inspire minds.  All they require are the tools with which to create, the canvas on which to paint, and the mechanisms to share their vision with the world.  As technologists we must facilitate, not impede, this process, and always work in service to the educator.

Speakers
avatar for Trip Gould

Trip Gould

Chief Product Officer, Metrodigi, Inc
I have more than a dozen years of experience leading content and product development in the field of education. As a founder of Mobile reFactory and former professor at Azusa Pacific University and Pasadena City College, I have been hard at work blending art, technology and education -- most recently into Metrodigi's renowned Chaucer platform, helping to further fulfill the company's mission and vision to empower content creators in building... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 8

1:00pm

Using Predictive Analytics to Increase Student Success
Georgia Southern University we will provide a look into how they are utilizing predictive analytics to increase student success through the use of manual and automated early intervention systems.

Speakers
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Steven Burrell

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Georgia Southern University


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Rooms 13-14

1:00pm

Collabosphere: Remix and Engage
Remixed content meets learning analytics meets gamification in Collabosphere, a multi-tenant open source suite of LTI tools designed to increase student engagement and offer new pedagogical opportunities. Instrumented to emit Caliper events, the tools’ convergence with core LMS features suggests some interesting directions for two of IMS Global’s major specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Heyer

Oliver Heyer

Assoc. Director, Projects & Development Group Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
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John Scott

Researcher-Instructor, UC Berkeley


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 7

1:00pm

Making it Work: Putting Processes in Place to Implement Interoperability
Establishing productive processes and identifying EdTech requirements are critical components to ensure interoperability standards have their desired results. It can be challenging, however, to identify the business requirements and how to effectively articulate them to suppliers. Join Mark Walls [Gwinnett] and Jamey hynds [Katy ISD) as they discuss how districts are implementing effective business requirements for interoperability.

Speakers
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Jamey Hynds

Director, Business Intelligence, Katy ISD
avatar for Mark Walls

Mark Walls

Executive Director of Information Systems and Solutions, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Mark's role is to provide the technology direction and resources to support the instructional and administrative applications used by GCPS' teachers, administrators, students and parents, especially with the increased digital content and interoperability of applications.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon L

1:45pm

Competency-Based Pathways with Badging and Extended Transcript
eLumen will present how their curriculum and assessment management system, with integrated badging and extended transcript solution, is allowing community colleges to redefine both attainment and pathways. Students can now progress along a competency-based graph and measure their attainment as continuous, badge-based progress along a continuum of achievement instead of the traditional Certificate and Associates Degree model.  Whether they leave after a single course or with a full Associates Degree, they can carry a meaningful representation of skills to their community and workforce—and always be aware of their next opportunity for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Hernandez

Joel Hernandez

CEO, eLumen


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Salon K

1:45pm

e-Assessment Standards in the Netherlands
The Ministry of Education in the Netherlands has a strong ambition to promote the use of open interoperability standards to enable e-Assessments. Edustandaard is the organization that maintains these standards. In this joint session we provide an update of the standardization landscape in the Netherlands, show you the specific work we're doing, and share our successes and issues that could be addressed by the community. 

Speakers
avatar for Henk Nijstad

Henk Nijstad

Domain manager Educational Standards, Kennisnet
Education standards & reference architecture for chain processes in The Netherlands, to enable all kind of information exchanges (administrative, distribution & logistics, learning routes / personalised learning) in educational information flow. | Responsible for Bureau Edustandaard, the support organisation for the public-private platform Edustandaard. | Works at Kennisnet (Kennisnet.nl), the organisation for K12 incl. vocational education
avatar for Bart Ratgers

Bart Ratgers

Enterprise Architect, CvTE - Ministry of Education in the Netherlands


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 11

1:45pm

Leveraging LTI Services to Provide a More Engaging Personalized Learning Environment
VitalSource, along with other Ed Tech suppliers, has widely adopted LTI to enable users to launch tools and fulfill digital content. Come see how we can enhance your learning platform to enable a more personalized learning environment and how you can gain a better understanding of your learner engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Alfers

Andrew Alfers

VP, Product Management, VitalSource
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Daniel Green

Director, Product Analytics, VitalSource Technologies


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 12

1:45pm

Unlock the Shackles of Digital Education
No two students learn the same way; so why are we still using printed textbooks and static digital content? In this session we will explore Florida Virtual School's approach and vision for our award winning interoperable tools based on IMS Standards and demonstrate how LTI can power truly adaptive content.

Speakers
avatar for Blaine Helmick

Blaine Helmick

Client Innovations Manager, Florida Virtual School
Blaine Helmick brings 20 years of IT experience in building new and innovative products that reach new markets and solve unique challenges. He has a BA in Information Systems and an MA in Instructional Design from the University of Central Florida and is using that combination to solve pedagogical challenges with technology solutions. As the Client Innovations Manager at FLVS, he brings his depth of experience to help them succeed in an... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Whiting

Jennifer Whiting

Senior Manager, Product Development, Florida Virtual School


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 8

1:45pm

Caliper-Enhanced Learning in Healthcare Education
Healthcare education includes theoretical (classroom/didactic) and application (clinical/practical) learning. Educational measurement has focused on the didactic, leaving the clinical arena underserved. By creating an Experiential Learning Caliper MP, we are able to capture and articulate clinical learning in virtual simulations and provide a more complete picture of student progress.

Speakers
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Mary Millar

Manager, Software Engineering for Education, Elsevier
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Chelsea Newton

Product Manager, Adaptive Learning, Elsevier
avatar for Aaron Zeckoski

Aaron Zeckoski

VP Education Technology, Elsevier, RELX Group
Aaron Zeckoski is a technology leader, software architect, and open source software engineer internationally recognized for his expertise in educational technologies and learning systems. His experience includes leading and working in distributed teams and matrix & community organizations. An experienced systems architect and engineer, Aaron has demonstrated programming expertise in all aspects of web-based product and platform development. He is... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Rooms 13-14

1:45pm

Which e-Learning Standards Should I Support in My Learning Architecture?
Vendors and organizations that use a single e-learning standard to solve every problem are simply doing it wrong. Join us for a basic understanding of today's primary/emerging standards, focused entirely on the affordances of each. For which problems are Caliper, cmi5, Common Cartridge, SCORM, and xAPI particularly well suited?

Speakers
avatar for Tim Martin

Tim Martin

CEO, Rustici Software


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 7

1:45pm

America’s First Computer Science Magnet School

Students are beginning to learn computer science at an early age in this unique school that puts technology at the center of all of their school activities. Learn what happens inside and outside the classroom when student have access to mobile computing 24/7. Session attendees will leave with ideas and models for offering K-5 Computer Science to students in their own districts.


Speakers
avatar for David Miyashiro

David Miyashiro

Superintendent, Cajon Valley Unified
Dr. David Miyashiro currently serves as Superintendent of The Cajon Valley Union School District. David was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by ACSA (Association of California School Administrators), Region 18. Cajon Valley has undergone a seamless transition to the digital age. https://youtu.be/_oAoTdQ80XI Through inclusive planning, design, and an iterative approach, Cajon Valley has achieved system-wide success with blended and... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Svehaug

Andrew Svehaug

Founder and CEO, Code to the Future
Andrew Svehaug is quickly becoming one of the leading STEM educators of his generation. As the Founder and CEO of Code to the Future, he is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of the organization, With achievements such as being a U.S. Scholarship Chess Champion player and coach, and leading the development of innovative STEM-based programs in schools around Southern California, Andrew is in high demand as an educational... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Salon L

2:15pm

Break
Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Salons I & J

2:35pm

The World in Change: Update on Reference Implementations of the Competency-Based Extended Transcript
Over the past year, IMS Global and numerous institutions, vendors, and other partners have worked together to craft an emerging digital credential specification built on existing IMS standards. Learning Objects is partnering with UMUC and the University of Wisconsin Extension on reference implementations of the Extended Transcript (with generous support from Lumina and AACRAO). We will provide a summary of Digital Credential working groups' efforts we're building on, an overview of our work, including early schematics and plans for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Mott, Ph.D.

Jon Mott, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Salon K

2:35pm

Transitioning to Digital Assessments: Opportunities and Challenges from the Largest US PK-12 School District
The New York City Department of Education offers a variety of formative and summative assessments in differing stages of transition to a digital format.  Come join us as we discuss opportunities and challenges and how the IMS eAssessment standards/community play a critical role in this transition.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. G. Anthony Benners, Ph.D.

Dr. G. Anthony Benners, Ph.D.

Sr. Director & Sr. Psychometrician Assessment Design & Evaluation, New York City Department of Education
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Guillermo Tejeda

Director of Assessment Technology Assessment Design & Evaluation, New York City Department of Education



Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Room 11

2:35pm

Leading Indicators for Successful Innovations
To stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving higher educational landscape, institutions need to innovate. Embarking on explorations of new approaches comes with inherent risks. Learn how to mitigate these risks through the development and identification of leading indicators to success in innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Christ Ford

Christ Ford

Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Initiatives, UMUC
Cristi Ford, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Initiatives in UMUC’s Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success, provides thoughtful leadership in identifying promising next generation online learning innovations and leads the implementation of this plan through rapid prototyping and piloting. This current portfolio includes oversight of several next generation initiatives including several adaptive learning... Read More →
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Sharon Goodall

Director, Innovations, UMUC


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Room 12

2:35pm

Creating Engaging Physics Courses with ActiveTextbook
We will discuss the use of Active Textbook (ATB) together with Canvas to develop a physics course for students in the process technology program at Bellingham Technical College. ATB is a tool to simplify creating interactive courseware, starting with existing PDF or EPUB3 documents.

Speakers
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Alex Khramov

Associate Faculty, Physical and Natural Sciences, Bellingham Technical College
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Ching Yue

Product Manager, Datalogics, Inc.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Conference Room 8

2:35pm

Incorporating Course Feedback Data to Caliper to Increase Learning Analytics Options
During this session, we will share how course feedback data standardization in Caliper may enrich learning analytics by identifying key prescriptive elements to notions of student engagement, retention, and success. By implementing a comprehensive approach with Learning Experience Management (LEM), institutions can add fact-based data from course evaluations, live formative feedback, surveys, competency assessments, and more to their LMS behavioural data to capture the whole learning experience. Join in the discussion of adding standardized course feedback data to Caliper profiles.

Speakers
avatar for Samer Saab

Samer Saab

Founder and CEO, eXplorance
Innovator, entrepreneur, and mentor, Samer Saab is the founder and CEO of eXplorance, the leading Learning Experience Management solutions provider. | | eXplorance empowers every stakeholder within an institution to make the right decisions with fact-based learning analytics. Our key offerings, Blue® and Bluepulse®, help instill a culture of continuous improvement by assessing, analyzing, improving and monitoring stakeholder needs... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Rooms 13-14

2:35pm

A Digital Marketplace for Lifelong Learning
Oracle Learning Exchange is a next-generation platform for lifelong learning. Designed as an "Amazon-like" learning environment that harnesses universal educational resources, options and opportunities and places them in context to the learner or teacher empowering engagement through relevancy from Pre-K to continuing studies.

Speakers
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Kevin Roebuck

Oracle, Director


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Conference Room 7

2:35pm

We Fixed That...
Finding the right technology that actually solves a problem can be daunting at best. Join Joe Catania from Newburgh ECSD (New York) as he discusses how they took action to provide their learning community with effortless access to a dizzying array of digital tools. He accomplished this by implementing ClassLink's Single Sign On platform and staying true to IMS interoperability standards. See how this strategic move was important to the academic mission of the district and the ways that it is helping them realize their future-ready goals.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph A Catania

Joseph A Catania

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Newburgh Enlarged School District


Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Salon L

3:20pm

Engaging Employers to Provide Unique Applicable, Flexible CBE Programs
Employers across the country and in many sectors are increasingly interested in sponsoring programs that help employees gain skills and credentials. Competency-based programs can be especially relevant to the needs of the employer while helping working students develop valuable skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace. College for America at Southern New Hampshire University uses workforce research and engages employer partners to help develop and sponsor its competency-based degree programs.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Alssid

Julian Alssid

Chief Workforce Strategist, College for America
Julian L. Alssid, Chief Workforce Strategist at College for America, is a nationally recognized expert in workforce development innovation and policy. He has over 20 years of experience working with decision makers who seek to grow the economy and create a pipeline of skilled talent. Prior to joining College for America, Julian founded the Workforce Strategy Center, where he advised over 20 states on workforce policy and established himself as... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Salon K

3:20pm

Interoperability Challenges with Legacy Technology Enhanced Items
Minnesota has significant numbers of TEIs developed over a 12 year period. The most recently developed items have been created using QTI and APIP standards. Legacy items were developed in Flash and a vendor's proprietary system, and there are challenges converting these items to HTML so that they render and score in a manner that does not require they be field tested again or even rejected from the item bank. In some cases, workarounds are found, but questions then arise about the fidelity to standards and interoperability. This presentation will provide examples of some of these challenges and elicit input from participants on ways to ensure the interoperability of TEIs.

Speakers
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Cheryl Alcaya

Assessment Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Education



Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Room 11

3:20pm

Unlocking the Gridlock of Accessibility: What is the Next Generation of Access for All
When discussions on accessibility start on campus, institutions often find themselves stuck in a gridlock between what needs to done, what should be done, and what can be done.  While some institutions have been able to have frank discussions and make some progress towards compliance, many are struggling with how to strategically address the multi-faceted issues of accessibility. In this session the panelist will share how they navigated the complexities of accessibility and what the next generation of accessibility for all might look like.

Speakers
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Brian Richwine

UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers, Indiana University
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team, Penn State


Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Room 12

3:20pm

Losing your Geek: Interoperability Standards, Technology Leadership and Strategic Partnerships
We have talked about the value of curated standards-aligned content. We grapple with the curriculum planning process that plays out across centralized and localized activity. We dream about teachers sharing resources they have created themselves and student-created materials being considered as valid for instruction. Can we make the transition from technical geek to strategic leader? Can we develop the “human capacity” with and effective vocabulary to “elevator pitch” the shifts in the marketplace and describe a vision for digital content?

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Director IT - Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
My background is in the Visual Arts. I taught Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Women Studies and Art History in various Higher Education organizations. I learned to use all the Adobe tools to make digital art, design brochures, lesson plans, training, digital video and HTML back in the 90s. My career evolved on to Education Administration, designing online courses, developing professional staff, and leadership development in the Oil & Gas... Read More →
avatar for Bailey Mitchell

Bailey Mitchell

Chief Academic Officer, itslearning
Bailey Mitchell is the Chief Academic Officer for itslearning. He brings 30 years of experience as an educator, and has worked for the past 16 years as the Chief Technology and Information Officer for Forsyth County Schools. Prior to working for Forsyth County Schools, Bailey served as the Director of Instructional Technology at the Georgia Department of Education.


Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Conference Room 8

3:20pm

Deep Caliper Event Integration – Blackboard Learn & Kaltura Video Platform
See a breadcrumb trail demonstration of integrated Caliper events from the Kaltura Video Platform within the Blackboard Learn Caliper event stream, and a review & discussion of the development effort that built upon the existing LTI integration between the two tools.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Rinzel

Dan Rinzel

Senior Product Manager, Analytics, Blackboard
I'm passionate about efforts to improve student outcomes, individually and at scale, through the lens of data. I've been an advocate for LTI and Caliper within and outside of Blackboard.



Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Rooms 13-14

3:20pm

Cognitive Psychology and “Tricking” Students to Learn: InQuizitive, App Challenge Award-Winner
Since the launch in Fall 2015 of InQuizitive, W. W. Norton’s adaptive quizzing tool and IMS App Challenge Award-Winner, has delivered over 50 million quiz questions to students in a highly interactive, game-like environment. Join Ph.D. psychologist Pepper Williams and John Kresse to hear how Norton combined findings from the science of learning and games with innovative application of LTI to create award-winning formative assessment that instructors are describing as “tricking” their students into learning.

Speakers
avatar for John Kresse

John Kresse

Brand Manager of Digital Products, W. W. Norton
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Pepper Williams

W.W. Norton, Director of Digital Product Architecture


Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Conference Room 7

3:20pm

Programming the Future: Engagement by Design
In Texas, the number of available STEM jobs is more than double qualified candidates. To prepare graduates, schools must engage students in computer science and STEM at a young age. Join district leaders to discuss how a game design platform has transformed teaching and learning and engaged students in CS-STEM.

Speakers
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Andrew Kim

Superintendent, Comal ISD
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Scott Lipton

Senior Director, Globaloria
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Becky Walker

Director of CTE, Career Readiness, Comal ISD


Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Salon L

3:50pm

Break
Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Salons I & J

4:20pm

General Session: Next Generation Digital Learning Lightning Talks Continue
Continuation of the 15-minute lightning talks where education leaders will share their definition of next generation of digital learning and outline their vision of what is needed to help the educational community realize the state of the art in learning platforms, tools, content, apps, assessment and analytics. Speakers will address expectations for the future in one or more of the following areas:
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Personalization
  • Analytics, Advising, and Learning Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Accessibility and Universal Design

Speakers
avatar for John Baker

John Baker

CEO, D2L
avatar for Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

Adaptive Program Manager, Arizona State University
Dale Johnson is the Adaptive Program Manager at ASU. His focus is on creating scalable adaptive systems in collaboration with faculty and vendors to improve the success rate in large general education courses. Dale studied design at ASU and public policy at Harvard, a learning path that combined his interests in architecture, engineering, art and history. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and building. He’s visited over 30... Read More →
avatar for Jon Mott, Ph.D.

Jon Mott, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.
avatar for Connie Yowell

Connie Yowell

CEO, Collective Shift
Connie is the visionary and CEO of LRNG. She brings considerable experience from the MacArthur Foundation, where as Director of Education she oversaw a $200 million effort over 10 years to support research and design experiments in Digital Media & Learning. Prior to joining the Foundation, Connie was an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, publishing scholarly work that examined the complex interplay among young people’s... Read More →


Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:20pm - 5:45pm
Salon H

5:45pm

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, May 25
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Salons G & M

7:30am

8:30am

CBE & Connected Credentials: New Research Insights on Evidence of Learning
The American Council on Education’s research analyzes the gap between how students communicate their competencies and how employers assess capabilities, addressing 1) how employers consume evidence of learning, 2) the dimensions of quality credentials, and 3) how educational institutions can improve their CBE and credentialing practices to bridge the gap.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Everhart

Deborah Everhart

VP, Design & Innovation, Learning Objects


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon K

8:30am

Using Virtual Assessments to Personalize Learning
How do you integrate online assessments as an effective formative learning tool? Join us as we explore ways to embed a variety of virtual assessments throughout a lesson to personalize the learning for each student.

Speakers
avatar for Janine Calhoun

Janine Calhoun

Vice Principal, Nevada Virtual Academy
Janine Calhoun grew up in New York and received a B.A. from Hofstra University. She started her career in education as a school counselor in 2002 after earning a master's degree in school counseling from Hofstra University. After pursuing a master's degree in elementary education at Nova Southeastern University, she spent the next eight years as a 5th grade teacher and learning strategist. She earned her Master of Arts in Education Administration... Read More →
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Teresa Gregory

Vice Principal, Nevada Virtual Academy
Teresa Gregory currently serves as the Middle School Vice Principal at Nevada Virtual Academy. NVVA is a Title 1 public charter school serving nearly 2500 students state-wide. Before becoming an administrator, Teresa spent three years in the online classroom developing ways to engage students virtually. Prior to joining NVVA, she taught science in both public and private institutions. She has also taught teachers how to effectively... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Room 11

8:30am

Procurement as Strategy for Building the Next Generation Learning Environment
American universities have made great gains to streamline the procurement process to realize cost savings. To many, however, these processes continue to fall short when it comes to using procurement as part of a strategic approach for building an integrated, digital learning ecosystem. This session will identify some of the shortcomings that still exist in the procurement process and discuss how procurement can be leveraged to become an essential part of a campus’ strategic initiative to reach the next generation learning environment. We will also share what IMS is doing to help institutions articulate their interoperability expectations, with specific emphasis on LTI integration.

Speakers
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Bruce Maas

CIO and Vice Provost for IT, UW Madison
Bruce Maas is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he has held since August of 2011. He has served the University of Wisconsin System in a diversity of roles over a career of more than 37 years, including Campus Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as... Read More →
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership team of the university. He is responsible for providing information technology services in support of teaching and scholarship, research computing, and... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Room 12

8:30am

Equal Access Means Equal Learning

Our lives are driven by our ability to access and retrieve information — all kinds of information in a multitude of formats.  Whether it is a book, the web, or a video, access to information is key to student success.   Yet despite the fact that our world is filled with digital technology, barriers to access are ubiquitous.  This is a problem, however, that can be solved through campus leadership, willingness for change, and a trained workforce.  This discussion will focus on how two campuses are meeting these challenges through the integration of accessibility standards, what is needed to achieve effective digital accessible content, and what the future might look like when all students have equal access.


Speakers
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Christian Vinten-Johansen

Manager, IT Accessibility Team, Penn State


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Conference Room 8

8:30am

Learning Analytics at Scale
How do you make Learning Analytics and the collecting, processing, visualizing and providing of learning activity data a campus service? How can this valuable data source be used for predictions, dashboards, support for departments and research? UC Berkeley presents its story and insights from turning big data into a campus service.

Speakers
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Anne-Sophie De Baets

Senior UX Designer, University of California Berkeley
avatar for Oliver Heyer

Oliver Heyer

Assoc. Director, Projects & Development Group Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
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Nicolaas Matthijs

Chief Software Engineer, University of California at Berkeley


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Rooms 13-14

8:30am

Connecting the Dots
I have long been perplexed by how Amazon can so easily and seamlessly generate predictions and recommendations for what I might wish to buy, read, or view, and yet that same technology has not been used in education to help us find the same for use in teaching and learning. Come and explore how the integrated learning platform can appropriately offer us the opportunity to leverage technology allowing our teachers to focus on personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Brehm

Leo Brehm

Director of IT and Library Media (CIO/CTO), Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Leo is currently the Director of Information Technology and Libraries (CIO/CTO) for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. He manages the technology infrastructure, support, integration strategies, information literacy programs, and digital and data resources that serve this 3,500 students, twenty-two building district located just outside Boston. Throughout his career, he has supported education in a variety of... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Conference Room 7

8:30am

A Curriculum Standards Framework: Helping Deliver "Machine Readable Curriculum Standards
With the push for digital content and assessment in Education there is huge demand for competency aligned content and assessment that is interoperable. In US it is mandated that K-12 content be aligned to Curriculum Standards (or competencies). International educational organizations have also recognized this issue and some countries are ahead of the game in addressing. IMS has started work with an official Taskforce to create a Curriculum Competency Framework and is working with districts in 4 states to establish projects with the State organizations responsible for publishing the compentencies. This session will provide updates on the Taskforce activities and progress on the State initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Booth

Elizabeth Booth

Director of Academic Services & Personalized Learning, Houston Independent School District
Anne Boothe is a former public school teacher, principal, curriculum and assessment director, and is currently managing the Education Technology department for the seventh largest school district in the nation, Houston ISD.  Implementing a new teaching and learning platform dubbed the “HUB”, her team has integrated over a million learning objects into the repository, and currently works with dozens of vendors to ensure smooth... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Nesbitt

Barbara Nesbitt

Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School District


Wednesday May 25, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon L

9:15am

Issuing and Creating High-Stakes Digital Credentials for CBE
Organizations may issue digital badges, but in order to issue high-stakes credentials that will be valued as "true currency," you must create high-stakes credentials that are independently verifiable, sustainable, portable, and safe and secure, thereby establishing trust throughout the entire credentialing ecosystem serving multiple industries.

Speakers
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Eric Korb

CEO, Accreditrust Technologies, LLC
I'm a person who thrives on challenges, and succeeds in business through honesty, perseverance, vision and communication skills. I'm not afraid of trying something that's never been done before. For example, in 1997 I trademarked "Webinar" and delivered the first online presentation system coupled to a telephone conferencing bridge. I'm dedicated to discovering, inventing, and delivering products that are essential to the way we communicate.


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Salon K

9:15am

Working on "The Work": Removing Barriers in K-12 eAssessment
Navigating the waters of assessment in the current environment can be challenging. As a large, county-wide district with over 177,000 students, we work to provide tools and resources to our schools that allow for timely, accurate measurement of student learning to drive instructional decisions and measure overall student mastery. As K12 district leaders, it is our job to provide tools that allow teachers and school leaders to focus on the work of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning. We'll share some of our challenges and successes of using eAssessment tools and implementing the IMS Global standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Executive Director of eCLASS Transformation, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Tricia Kennedy is executive director for eCLASS Transformation for Gwinnett County Public Schools. In this role she facilitates the cross divisional development and implementation of eCLASS, a digital content, learning assessment and support system. The objective of the eCLASS initiative is to provide all Gwinnett teachers and students with access to digital content and resources that expand the walls of the classroom and engage students in... Read More →
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Miranda McLaren

Coordinator - CTAE, Gwinnett County


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Room 11

9:15am

Thinking through Stakeholders in Designing Higher Ed Courseware Tools
Beyond faculty, many campus players are involved in bringing to students affordable and effective course content and user experience. Libraries can save millions of dollars for students, bookstores can engage faculty, academic technology can shape better student success. But how do we break down campus silos to get collaboration going?

Speakers
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franny lee

GM and VP SIPX (Co-Founder), SIPX (ProQuest, Ex Libris)
Franny Lee is GM and VP ProQuest SIPX and leads the team.  Franny is dedicated to harnessing technology to make content, copyright and education more accessible and affordable. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the emerging issues at the intersection of campus needs, libraries, online education, digital content and high technology, and serves on the Management Board of MIT Press.  Originally a composer and jazz musician, Franny... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Room 12

9:15am

IMS Standards Coming to Life at McGraw-Hill Education
Come learn and see how McGraw Hill applications are evolving to support a variety of IMS standards (LTI, OneRoster) Join the McGraw Hill Education Integration Product Team as they showcase live solutions and talk through how OneRoster and LTI play a major role in creating superb integration experiences for K12 Districts and Higher Ed Institutions.

Speakers
MU

Marisa Urbano

Senior Director, Product Management, McGraw-Hill Education


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Conference Room 8

9:15am

Learning Data Governance Principles and Frameworks
As more online tools and systems are being used in education a lot of data is being generated about learning behavior. Many of us are already leveraging these data for student and faculty dashboards, to inform advising interactions, to make institutional decisions about the curriculum and student pathways. How do we use and govern these data in an ethical way to support students and faculty? This interactive session will share the work being done in a number of arenas. We will then engage audience members in actively exploring possible principles around learning data use, sharing, and ownership through which we might develop frameworks that serve institutions and our vendor partners in addressing the myriad of issues that surface as we begin to capture and analyze learning data to support student success efforts and learning science research.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Long

Phillip Long

Assoc. Vice Provost for Learning Sciences, University of Texas
Phil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Chief Innovation Officer with Project 2021 at the University of Texas, Austin. Current work focuses on UTx, the local implementation of edX, learning analytics (SoLAR) and the digital enhancement of physical learning spaces. | He is also a Foundation Honorary Professor at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. | He is... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Stringer

Jenn Stringer

Associate CIO, Academic Engagement, University of California Berkeley
Jenn Stringer is responsible for the strategic direction of academic computing on the campus and for services that support classroom technologies and video capture and production, faculty instructional technology support, the campus LMS and student portal, and student computing. Prior to Berkeley she has been Director for Academic Technology Services at New York University and Director of Educational Technology at Stanford University School of... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Rooms 13-14

9:15am

Learning Outcomes First -- Curriculum Design From the Bottom-Up
The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) has integrated a learning outcome curriculum design tool into its learning management platform, via LTI. This tool allows instructors to manage a consistent set of outcomes and educational activities across all courses and degree programs. Currently, this tool is being used by UOC’s Business School. Their tools use common software services, built in collaboration with and used at MIT. In this session, learn about these learning outcome tools and how the service enables interoperability.

Speakers
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Angels Fito

Director, Business and Economics Department, Open University of Catalonia
Àngels Fitó is the Director of the Economics and Business Department in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain) since 2010. Previously she has teached in many other spanish universities as an Associated professor while she has worked as consultant in the financial and accounting area. She has published papers in Indexed Journals such as Universia Business Review, Accounting in Europe, or Intangible Capital indexed in data bases like JCR... Read More →
JM

Jeff Merriman

Associate Director, Strategic Education Initiatives Office of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
avatar for Francesc Santanach

Francesc Santanach

Manager & Software Engineer, eLearn Center Lab, Open University of Catalonia
CS

Cole Shaw

Senior Software Developer, Strategic Education Initiatives Office of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Conference Room 7

9:15am

Data Privacy & Security and IMS Standards in K-12
Student data has the great potential to reshape the curriculum, drive personalized learning, and drive informed decisions. It also has the potential to create problems relating to the privacy of students. Understanding how to balance the technologies that drive a digital curriculum with protecting student data and privacy is essential. This session will examine concerns faced by districts specific to student data privacy and security, along with Internet safety.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Fitzgerald

Bill Fitzgerald

Director, Privacy Evaluation Initiative, Common Sense Media
avatar for Kobie Pruitt

Kobie Pruitt

Education Policy Manager, Future of Privacy Forum


Wednesday May 25, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Salon L

10:00am

Workforce-driven Experiential Learning & Technical Credentialing
Across the nation, technical institutes, community colleges and elite universities are expanding their curriculum offerings to include experiential and applied learning experiences. This presentation discusses how CBE model can best align with technical pathways through incorporating apprenticeship, clinical and industrial internship, and craft training. Partnerships among academic institutions, Pearson and CORE Technology platform, can offer a streamlined CBE online curriculum, authentic assessment and workforce certification test prep. 

Speakers
GC

Gregory Cianfarani

Founder and CEO, RXinsder
Gregory Cianfarani is the Founder and CEO of both RXinsider and the CORE Higher Education Group, technology and multimedia companies based in West Warwick, Rhode Island. RXinsider and CORE are companies under the Incutor umbrella (www.incutor.com).Greg has more than 20 years of management experience within healthcare and higher education in the areas of software development, multimedia marketing, publishing, project management, sales, training... Read More →
avatar for Xuan (Shwan) Ma

Xuan (Shwan) Ma

Business Strategists and Educational Consultant, Pearson
Xuan Ma, as a business strategist and educational consultant works on building partnerships among academic institutions, national organizations and EdTech community to identify pressing issues facing HE, craft innovative solutions and implement best practices. Her current focus is on engaging a wide ecosystem of learning around employability and credentialing. Xuan has over 20 years of professional experiences in digital learning arena, authored... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon K

10:00am

How eAssessment Standards Enable Rich, Personalized Learning Experiences
In this session, we describe how Pearson has taken content and technology investments - using QTI as the content model - from our State and National assessments group, and applied these investments to digital curricula platforms such as Realize (tm) to enable embedded formative assessments and affect learner outcomes at large scale. We will also demonstrate the use of analytics and machine learning to improve instructional feedback and gain insights into student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Grudnitski

Paul Grudnitski

Chief Architect, Pearson Assessments


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 11

10:00am

From Monoculture to Ecosystem
Teaching and learning is increasingly enabled by and dependent upon technology.  In the past, the learning management system (LMS) has played a significant role, but faculty increasingly desire a greater choice of tools so that the one with the best fit for the pedagogical purpose can be selected.  As a result, the functional footprint from a single monolithic LMS has decreased over time, with the addition of tools that provide additional capability or flexibility. The University of British Columbia will briefly present the accelerated evaluation process they’ve just begun, and engage participants in discussion about the questions they’re facing.  How do we ensure that the digital learning ecosystem is agile, supportive of teaching innovation and easy to use?  Given that data about our learners now resides in multiple systems, how do show evidence of impact? What changes do we need from vendors to make the future possible?

Speakers
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Marianne Schroeder

Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, The University of British Columbia


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Room 12

10:00am

IMS Standards at Macmillan Learning
Integration of OER, open source software, student, professor and institution workflows with publisher content and platforms is a fact of life in modern educational publishing. Macmillan Learning is a committed, active participant in these efforts and has rapidly been integrating IMS and other standards into our content and platform development activities.  This presentation will discuss our vision and efforts in implementing IMS and other standards including LTI, QTI, Caliper, EPUB3, among others.
Title: IMS standards at Macmillan Learning

Speakers
avatar for Ken Brooks

Ken Brooks

COO, Macmillan Learning


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Conference Room 8

10:00am

Leveraging Caliper to Measure Student Progress
Personalized teaching and learning technology requires realtime, centralized educational measurement. Realizing this goal involves a new level of integration amongst the entire suite of technologies used in today's classroom. Come see how Elsevier and VitalSource have leveraged the Caliper reading metric profile to provide a more holistic, centralized picture of student progress.

Speakers
DG

Daniel Green

Director, Product Analytics, VitalSource Technologies
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Mary Millar

Manager, Software Engineering for Education, Elsevier


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Rooms 13-14

10:00am

Interdisciplinary Methods for Piloting and Evaluating EdTech Tools
This session synthesizes various models and methods from project management, academic research, pedagogical effectiveness and technology integration to provide practical tools and templates for evaluating and piloting educational technologies.

Presentation: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dFe4VkJGQymU54WMvCQB3VilneumefI7j0yxtp8R3XQ/edit#slide=id.g14266417a5_0_5

Speakers
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Leif Nelson

Director of Learning Technology Solutions, Boise State University
In addition to his role of Director of Learning Technology Solutions, Leif is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Technology program at Boise State University. He has over a decade of experience in online learning, faculty development, and a myriad of web-based and classroom technologies used for instruction. Leif has experience teaching Education and Information Science courses in online, f2f, and blended formats.


Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Conference Room 7

10:00am

Growing a Mindset to Move a Public School District toward Personalized Learning for Everyone
Volusia County Schools is a large, urban district located in central Florida and extending to the coast of Daytona Beach. Our student population is 62,000. We are the largest employer in the county with approximately 4,000 instructional and administrative personnel. Under the direction of a new Superintendent, School Board and Senior Staff, we have embarked on a journey in the last year to break down the silos between technology, curriculum, facilities, and professional learning to unify our efforts under three guiding principles and one vision that includes a superior 21st century education fueled by a commitment to future ready, personalized learning for all. Rather than making sweeping change through dissemination of new technology and shifting funding toward 100% digital materials, we are focused on the growth mindset of the leadership, instructional personnel, students, and community stakeholders. More important than the tech, is preparing every adult to embrace the shift toward a future ready district through public focus groups, intensive professional learning, expansion of access, and curation of digital curriculum that supports all learning environments from virtual instructional program to blended learning classrooms and everything in between.

Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon L

10:30am

Break
Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salons I & J

11:00am

General Session: Next Generation Digital Learning Lightning Talks Continue
The last of our Next Generation Digital Learning Lightning speakers define "next generation digital learning"and outline their vision of what is needed to help the educational community realize the state of the art in learning platforms, tools, content, apps, assessment and analytics. Speakers will address expectations for the future in one or more of the following areas:
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Personalization
  • Analytics, Advising, and Learning Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Accessibility and Universal Design

Speakers
avatar for Tim Beekman

Tim Beekman

President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the Decade” by Ball State University Center for Communication Sciences and served as Director of Technology for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Currently, he is... Read More →
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
I don't use Facebook. | | Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →
avatar for Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

Vice President of Product Development and Sales Engineering, Vital Source
As VP of Product, Rick manages the strategic direction of the fast growing platform, guiding the architecture, and implementation of its clients and systems. Rick's career has been focused on bringing together his three passions: technology, publishing, and education.  He is a frequent speaker on electronic textbooks, their integration into an institutional environment, and how the accessibility needs of individual students can best be... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon H

12:00pm

General Session: We've Got to Get this Right: K-20 Institutional Perspectives About the Future of Learning
A panel of K-20 institutional leaders will share their reactions to what they heard from the lightning speakers and share their expectations of what is needed from the edtech community to realize next generation digital learning in order to better prepare our students today and in the future to succeed. 

Speakers
avatar for Beatriz Arnillas

Beatriz Arnillas

Director IT - Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
My background is in the Visual Arts. I taught Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Women Studies and Art History in various Higher Education organizations. I learned to use all the Adobe tools to make digital art, design brochures, lesson plans, training, digital video and HTML back in the 90s. My career evolved on to Education Administration, designing online courses, developing professional staff, and leadership development in the Oil & Gas... Read More →
avatar for Sean Demonner

Sean Demonner

Executive Director, Teaching & Learning, University of Michigan
Sean DeMonner has worked in the technology field for over 20 years in settings ranging from universities to commercial startups to established, publicly-traded corporations. His professional experience includes functional management, organizational development, strategic planning, product development, and project and portfolio management. His broad technical background spans general IT applications and infrastructure, academic technologies, web... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Executive Director of eCLASS Transformation, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Tricia Kennedy is executive director for eCLASS Transformation for Gwinnett County Public Schools. In this role she facilitates the cross divisional development and implementation of eCLASS, a digital content, learning assessment and support system. The objective of the eCLASS initiative is to provide all Gwinnett teachers and students with access to digital content and resources that expand the walls of the classroom and engage students in... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Stringer

Jenn Stringer

Associate CIO, Academic Engagement, University of California Berkeley
Jenn Stringer is responsible for the strategic direction of academic computing on the campus and for services that support classroom technologies and video capture and production, faculty instructional technology support, the campus LMS and student portal, and student computing. Prior to Berkeley she has been Director for Academic Technology Services at New York University and Director of Educational Technology at Stanford University School of... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Salon H

12:30pm

2:00pm

IMS Technical Congress
Join us to learn the latest details about IMS Technical Work.

We will brief IMS Members on the latest progress of all the IMS Project Groups and Taskforces, as well as, share progress on our Technical Roadmap. In addition, we will discuss IMS Conformance Certification and plans to enhance the reporting of certifications and new functionality to make comparing products easier.

Don't miss the opportunity to get the latest information about technical work taking place in IMS!

Agenda:

Introductions

2:00 - 2:20 Roadmap Planning: Expanding IMS Collaboration to Accelerate Market AdoptionProcess Overview - Mark Leuba
2:20 - 2:30  API Discussion and Delivery - Colin Smythe

2:30 - 3:15 Technical Workgroup Updates

- Current and priority projects for the upcoming year

- Issues for discussion

  • LTI Services

  • LTI Mobile

  • LTI

  • Common Cartridge

  • EDUPUB

  • OpenVideo

  • OneRoster

  • Future of LIS

  • Caliper

  • QTI

  • Digital Credentials and CBE

  • Curriculum Standards Framework

  • CASA

  • Access for All

  • Privacy

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:10 pm

Panel Discussion: OneRoster – Where Are We Now, and What’s Next?

Moderator: Berj Akian, CEO  & Founder, ClassLink 

 

Industry leaders will discuss the strategic thinking behind this pivotal data standard and examine the implications on product development and business strategy.

 

Panelists:

Steve Gilmer - SVP of Technical Services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Marc Nelson - VP Product Management, Pearson Learning Services

Marisa Urbano - Sr. Director of Product Management, eCommerce and Integrations, McGraw-Hill Education

TJ Vering - Sr. Program Manager, Education Product Group, Microsoft

 

4:15- 4:55 pm

Panel Discussion: How do we expand adoption of Caliper?

Moderator: Jenn Stringer, Associate CIO, UC Berkeley 

 

Product designers and specialists in learning analytics share their strategies and recommendations for taking Caliper learning analytics adoption the next level.    

 

Panelists:

Al Essa - Vice President, Analytics and R&D, McGraw-Hill Education             

Linda Feng - Senior Product Manager, Platform, Instructure

Bradley Fordham, Ph.D. - Chief Technology Officer, Echo360

Viktor Haag - Architect - Platform and Standards, D2L

Chris Vento -CEO/Founder, Intellify Learning

John Whitmer, Ed.D. - Learning Analytics and Research Director, Blackboard Inc.

 

 

 


Wednesday May 25, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon H

5:00pm

Reception
Wednesday May 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
River Terrace Room at MRW

6:30pm

IMS Japan Society Dinner (Invitation Only)
Wednesday May 25, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, May 26
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday May 26, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Salons G & M

7:30am

8:30am

DC/CBE Executive Board Board

8:30 - 9:00

Introductions

Discussion of Executive Board’s Purpose and Role

9:00 - 9:30 

CBE and Extended Transcript Project

Progress and Roadmap Discussion

9:30 - 9:45

Open Badge Extensions for Education and Discussion

Progress and Roadmap

9:45 - 10:00 

Boardmember recommendations for project strategies and priorities


Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Salon D

8:30am

K-12 Curriculum Standards Framework Taskforce
The Curriculum Standards Framework Taskforce is focused on developing a specification that can be used by those who create and promulgate competency frameworks to publish their standards in a machine readable way sufficient to enable consistent, effective and sufficiently granular alignments for all learning resources and assessments. The group has finalized its charter and is moving ahead with analyzing existing competency work. Members from 4 States have also been working with their State leadership organizationsto establish pilots.

The Taskforce meets every 2 weeks and will meet on Thursday, May 26 during the Learning Impact Leadership Institute to continue this work. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Chung

Chris Chung

K-12 Community Facilitator, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Chris Chung is principal of Chung & Associates, a consulting firm that leverages Chris's 30+ years' global experience to help companies strategically design, deploy and manage Information Technology and Educational Technology Solutions. | | Chris's career has included IT work for both profit and nonprofit organizations in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Prior to his most recent position as Director of a U.S.-based... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Rooms 13-14

8:30am

Caliper Analytics Bootcamp
Join us for a half day bootcamp where you will learn the basics of implementing Caliper Analytics.

Caliper Bootcamp (Draft)

8:30am - 8:45 am 
  • Caliper Project Status Overview 
 8:45 am – 10:00 am 
  •  Sensor API Review/Update Sensor walk-thru and sample app 
  • Caliper Event Model / Metric Profiles Review Caliper Event Model) 
  • Review of Metric Profiles

 10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Break 

 10:30 am- Noon  

 

  • Demonstrate sample app driving Engagement data to a provided reference Caliper event store and successfully visualized in a provided sample dashboard 

 

 

 

Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon I

8:30am

LTI Bootcamp

LTI Bootcamp

 

IMS is making available class libraries to make it simpler to adopt the LTI specification, including its associated services.  This bootcamp will take participants through a worked example using sample code in PHP.  It will demonstrate how to build an LTI Tool Provider application which can be launched from an LTI 1 Tool Consumer and take advantage of the improved user experience offered by the Content-Item message.  The same application will then be enhanced to add support for LTI 2.

The Tool Provider application will contain a simple Caliper event so that the related LTI services can be used to show how events can be captured across system boundaries allowing a more holistic view of a user's activities to be gathered.

 Approximate timetable:

 

0830-0945

   Quick introduction to LTI

   Overview LTI Class Library for PHP and the sample Tool Provider application

   Processing an LTI launch message

   Adding support for the Content-Item message workflow

0945-1015  Break

1015-1200

   Enabling LTI 2 support: Registration messages and Tool Proxies

   More example services with adding Caliper support

 


Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Salon J

8:30am

aQTI Workgroup Meeting
09:00 am - 10:30 am     Introductions, Status Updates:
                        - EBA
                        - QTI v2.x/APIP v1.x
                        - aQTI subgroup progress/issues
10:30 am - 10:45 am     Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm     Architecture & HTML5/Rendering Issues
12:00 pm - 13:00 pm     Lunch
13:00 pm - 15:00 pm     Change Proposal discussions, reviews, and approvals
15:00 pm - 15:30 pm     Break
15:30 pm - 16:30 pm     Change Proposal discussions, reviews, and approvals
16:30 pm - 17:00 pm     Agree Actions, Timelines, and Deliverables

Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon L

8:30am

OneRoster Bootcamp and Interoperability Readiness Discussion
Join us for an OneRoster Bootcamp and Plugfest.  The first part of the day will begin with an overview of the OneRoster v1.0 and v1.1 Standard - including both the REST and CSV versions.  The second half of the day will have a Plugfest where you can see OneRoster in Action!

08:30-09:00     BootCamp Introductions

09:00-10:00     OneRoster v1.0 and OneRoster v1.1 Data Model

                             OneRoster v1.0       OneRoster v1.1 REST Binding

10:00-10:30     Break

 10:30-11:30     OneRoster v1.0 and v1.1 CSV Binding

                                    OneRoster CSV TestSet, Validation & Conformance

11:30-12:00     OneRoster v1.0 and v1.1 REST Conformance

                                    OneRoster v1.0 and v1.1 REST API

 12:00-13:00     Lunch

 13:00-16:30     Interoperability Readiness Discussion  - Learn about the current status of OneRoster Conformance Certifications. Find out  which organizations are implementing OneRoster and how Organizations are working together to provide OneRoster services to Institutions.                          

 

16:30-17:00     OneRoster 1.2 Proposals

 

Thursday May 26, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm
Salon K

10:00am

Break
Thursday May 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salons G & M

10:30am

k-12 Curriculum Standards Framework Taskforce
The Curriculum Standards Framework Taskforce is focused on developing a specification that can be used by those who create and promulgate competency frameworks to publish their standards in a machine readable way sufficient to enable consistent, effective and sufficiently granular alignments for all learning resources and assessments. The group has finalized its charter and is moving ahead with analyzing existing competency work. Members from 4 States have also been working with their State leadership organizationsto establish pilots. 

The Taskforce meets every 2 weeks and will meet on Thursday, May 26 during the Learning Impact Leadership Institute to continue this work. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Chung

Chris Chung

K-12 Community Facilitator, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Chris Chung is principal of Chung & Associates, a consulting firm that leverages Chris's 30+ years' global experience to help companies strategically design, deploy and manage Information Technology and Educational Technology Solutions. | | Chris's career has included IT work for both profit and nonprofit organizations in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. Prior to his most recent position as Director of a U.S.-based... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Rooms 13-14

10:30am

CBE Specifications/Extended Transcripts

10:30-12:00

Validate CBE data model & JSON-LD media type based on existing pilot eT

1:00 -3:00

Review and prototype of CBE Results Reporting connected to eT

3:30-5:00  

Define Research Plan to document student and consumer input/feedback on the prototype

Update project work plan and goals going into August


Thursday May 26, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday May 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salons G & M

1:00pm

Caliper Analytics Workgroup

Technical Meeting

1-2pm - Caliper v1.1 Status and Deliverables

2-3pm - Caliper v1.1 Conformance

3-3:30pm - Break

3:30 - 5pm - LTI and Caliper Review LTI v1.x integration with Caliper,New Metric Profiles, CoP Considerations and Documentation


Thursday May 26, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon I

1:00pm

LTI Services Workgroup
LTI Services Workgroup, Thursday, May 26 1-5pm

1-3pm
  Introductions
  News and updates
  LTI 2.1 re-registration process and interoperability testing
  Tool profiles

3:30-5pm
  New security model
  Notifications service
  LTI and CASA
  LTI and Caliper
  LTI and Privacy
  Next priorities

Thursday May 26, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon J

3:00pm

Break
Thursday May 26, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Salons G & M

5:00pm

Technical Workgroup Meetings Adjourn
Thursday May 26, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
TBA