Mashing-up the Learning Enterprise @ UMassOnline March 3

John Falchi and I will be speaking in Boston at UMassOnline next week about the emerging standards like Basic LTI and Common Cartridge that empower teachers in whole new ways. The ability for a teacher to mash-up the best-of-breed tools as they see fit and freely exchange material with their fellow teachers is a vision which many in the industry have been working hard to make real for well over a decade.

The recent release of the no-cost cloud-hosted LMS from Blackboard that support Basic LTI and Common Cartridge is an important moment in this trend toward teacher empowerment. This presentation wll look at the real pain points that teachers face in a Web 2.0 environment and how the standards and vendors are working together to provide a new way of teaching and learning.


UMassOnline invites you to attend a free event featuring guest speakers John Falchi, Chief Program Strategist for IMS Global Learning Consortium, and Chuck Severance, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information at the University of Michigan, for a discussion and demonstration entitled, Mashing-up the Learning Enterprise to Provide Enhanced Learning Environments for Faculty and Students.

This discussion will focus on how a suite of interoperability standards developed by IMS GLC, Digital Learning Services, are providing educators with the ability to create dynamic and seamless learning environments, fostering greater student engagement in online and hybrid courses and streamlining faculty workflow. Demonstrations will highlight real-world application of these standards to create integrated learning environments and the portability of interoperable content. This discussion will also highlight how the IMS GLC member organization is functioning as a driver in the marketplace to create and advance standards that benefit faculty, students and information and learning technologists – and how you can engage in this movement and be part of the solution by participating in the IMS Campus Program. After the presentation, a light lunch will be provided during a one hour networking session.

This presentation will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, at the UMass Collaborative Service Facility in Shrewsbury, MA. See the complete event details and register at: