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Plug & Play Ecosystem of Platforms & Apps [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17
 

10:45am MDT

The Consumer Conundrum
Virtually everyone in education has added richness to their teaching and learning experience by using a learning platform to launch a third-party tool. But what happens when a learner wants to use two core learning platforms at the same time? In this session, we'll explore the customer-driven LTI development work between Canvas and PebblePad. This project blurs the distinction between tool and consumer, enhancing the learning experience for a fast-growing user base

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform, Instructure, Inc.
As those who know me will tell you, I am passionate about using technology to do more than just provide alternatives to traditional teaching and learning practices. I sincerely hope that educational technology can lead the revolution for changing, and truly significantly impacting... Read More →
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Shane Sutherland

CEO, PebblePad
I am the founder and CEO of PebblePad - creators of an award-winning portfolio and personal learning platform. A platform where learners can squeeze every ounce of learning from each and every experience. Our mission is simple - to help learners wherever they are learning (at study... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am MDT
Tower Court D

11:30am MDT

Turnitin and Mindtap: an LTI cookbook
This presentation will outline how Turnitin has been integrated in the Cengage Mindtap platform using a spectrum of LTI specifications. It is intended to be practical and recipe oriented: which integration issues did we face? How did we solve it? Did the specifications gave us an answer? Did we have to go out-of-specs territory? We hope the attendants will learn from this cookbook and even propose their own ideas on how to address integration issues.

Speakers
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David Dyke

Software Engineer, Turnitin
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Jennifer Earl

Product Manager Integrations, Turnitin
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Claude Vervoort

Application Architect, Integration, Cengage
As application architect specializing in integration, Claude is working on Cengage LMS gateway, which centralizes the LMS integration for all Cengage's products. Claude has also been the architect of the MindApp program, an LTI based integration allowing selected partners to integrate... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Tower Court D

1:00pm MDT

Gamifiying Social Learning in the LMS
Does gamifying social learning activities increase peer-to-peer exchange, or does it lead to gaming behaviors that detract from learning? What kinds of metrics best represent student social participation and community impact, as well as identify system gaming? This talk explores data collected from two undergraduate courses that implemented a gamified, student-facing analytics LTI app called the Engagement Index, which visualized participation on a points leaderboard and in social learning analytics report.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Heyer

Oliver Heyer

Director, Projects, Development, & Operations, RTL, University of California, Berkeley
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Sandeep Jayaprakash

Data Scientist, UC Berkeley


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Tower Court D

1:45pm MDT

Implications of Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design
Can we analyze different ways that the LMS is used and make recommendations for course designs that will improve engagement? Drawing on two studies of differing scale, conducted independently -- 1,400 courses at UMBC in 2013-14 and 70,000 courses hosted by Blackboard in 2016 -- this article will discuss complementary (and contrasting) methods and findings, and explore implications about LMS course redesign as a scalable form of institutional intervention for improved student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for John Fritz

John Fritz

Asst. Vice President, Instructional Design and New Media, University of Maryland Baltimore County
John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, learning analytics and user support. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture... Read More →
avatar for John Whitmer

John Whitmer

Learning Analytics and Research Director, Blackboard
John is the Analytics and Research Director at Blackboard. In this position, he leads the data science efforts conducting research into the use of Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions. He also manages the integration of these results into analytics features within applications... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Tower Court D

2:35pm MDT

How Keller ISD is developing a complete Digital Learning Ecosystem using Microsoft Classroom with SAFARI Montage
At Keller ISD, TX, the district is creating a forward-thinking digital ecosystem designed to support the needs of everyone from classroom teachers and students to administrators and parents. Learn about the elements of the Keller model, designed to integrate all resources into a network-managed ecosystem, and the value of IMS interoperability standards to their design.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Griffin

Joe Griffin

Technology Officer Chief, Keller ISD
Joe Griffin is the Chief Technology Officer for the Keller Independent School District, Keller TX. Joe began his career as a classroom teacher and has also served as a campus and district administrator. In his role, Joe is responsible for the instructional and administrative technologies... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT
Tower Court D

3:20pm MDT

Making the Move OneRoster 1.1: What All Districts Need To Know
Gain an understanding of the newest features of OneRoster 1.1 and learn how your school or district can benefit from implementing this new specification. OneRoster 1.1 is a major upgrade and consists of three key types of services, which are result [Gradebook], allocation of resources to courses and classes [Resources], and enrollment/ membership information within courses and classes [Rostering]. Participants will leave this session with strategies and resources to immediately begin transitioning to the latest version of OneRoster.

Speakers
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Myra Guy

Executive Director, Enterprise Applications and Information, Fulton County Schools
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Jill Hobson

K-12 Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
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Mark Leuba

Vice President, Product Management, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Mark Leuba is a technology leader in education, with particular expertise in online higher education. Through his former firm, Pathway Technology Partners and affiliates Mark provided advisory and strategy services for leading institutions, foundations, non-profit and for-profit education... Read More →
avatar for Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth

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


Wednesday May 17, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm MDT
Tower Court D
 
Thursday, May 18
 

8:30am MDT

The Future of the Virtual Classroom
Applications allow users to customize the personal experience on their devices. Why should the user experience with virtual classrooms be any different? Thanks to LTI integrations, custom applications for the virtual classroom are a reality. Instructors can tailor the learning experience around their subject-matter needs and build the ideal virtual classroom. This session will cover the applications that are available today.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dicker

Jeff Dicker

Customer Success and Technical Account Manager, eSyncTraining


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
Tower Court D

9:15am MDT

Improving Privacy for Humans and Robots
Privacy policies (what data is being collected and how it's being used) need to be easy for constituents to understand and more elegant for machines to consume. This session will cover an update from the IMS Privacy Task Force, walking attendees through the experience of installing an LTI learning tool with an IMS defined Privacy Label.

Speakers
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Linda Feng

Software Architect, Unicon
avatar for Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform, Instructure, Inc.
As those who know me will tell you, I am passionate about using technology to do more than just provide alternatives to traditional teaching and learning practices. I sincerely hope that educational technology can lead the revolution for changing, and truly significantly impacting... Read More →
avatar for John Whitmer

John Whitmer

Learning Analytics and Research Director, Blackboard
John is the Analytics and Research Director at Blackboard. In this position, he leads the data science efforts conducting research into the use of Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions. He also manages the integration of these results into analytics features within applications... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:15am - 9:45am MDT
Tower Court D

10:00am MDT

Making "Plug & Play" a Reality
We've fantasized about the magic of integrations where everything Just Works™. New standards and growing adoption are bringing us closer to that reality. However, even if this is technically accomplished, we're a ways from a truly "Plug & Play” experience. To reach this goal, the complete learning experience needs to be considered.  This session will consider the holistic learning environment, and see how the LTI toolbox with Content-messaging items and Common Cartridge gets us closer to realizing this vision.

Speakers
avatar for Bracken Mosbacker

Bracken Mosbacker

Director of Development, Lumen Learning


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Tower Court D