Just in case anyone fancied submitting their project for an IMS Learning Impact award. The blurb says that:
The Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program, now in its fifth year, evaluates the use of technology in context to improve educational access, affordability, and quality.
You don't actually have to be using an IMS spec to apply, I think!
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From: IMS Global Learning Consortium <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: 18 January 2012 15:43:34 GMT
To: Lorna Campbell <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Participate in the IMS Learning Impact Awards UK Regional Competition and Join us for the Special IMS Meetings and Workshops
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18 January 2012
Enter the UK Regional Learning Impact Award Competition and Attend the IMS Quarterly Meeting in Nottingham, UK - Feb 20-21, 2012
Submit your nomination now for the 2012 UK Regional Learning Impact Awards!<http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2012/awards.html>
IMS Global Learning Consortium is holding a special UK regional competition for the 2012 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards (LIA). You may submit a nomination for the regional competition free of charge at: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2012/regional2012li.html The deadline to enter is 5 February.
Finalists will be notified by 10 February and will be required to present their nomination for judging during the showcase on Tuesday, 21 February at 5pm as part of the IMS Quarterly Meetings<http://www.imsglobal.org/feb2012nottingham.cfm> at the National College for School Leadership in Nottingham, UK. The top three winners will be automatically entered into the global LIA competition which will take place at the Learning Impact 2012 Conference in Toronto, Canada, 14-17 May 2012.
The Learning Impact Awards and Showcase:
The Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program, now in its fifth year, evaluates the use of technology in context to improve educational access, affordability, and quality. Enter for your chance to win this prestigious award and join the list of past winners<http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2011/lia2011winners.html>.
IMS Global Learning Consortium Quarterly Meetings & Workshop
Join us for the IMS Quarterly Meetings in Nottingham, UK at the National College for School Leadership the 20-21 February. We will hold several meetings including a forum on QTI Conformance and an exclusive all day workshop that will highlight many of the IMS standards, including Common Cartridge, Learning Tools Interoperability, Question and Test Interoperability and Accessible Portable Item Profile, Learning Information Services and Common File Format/ Interactive WhiteBoard. * All meetings open to the public, but you must register online at: http://www.imsglobal.org/feb2012nottingham.cfm
Monday: 20 February
9-5pm Learning Information Services & Timetabling
10-5pm Forum on QTI Conformance Worldwide/Regional
Objective: Identify where we have enough participation to establish regional profiles and conformance, such as is happening with APIP in the U.S. and with CvE AI (Dutch Exam Board Assessment Initiative) in the Netherlands and how can IMS best facilitate.
Update on IMS Assessment work (QTI, APIP, regional developments)
Demonstrations of QTI implementations:
• UK HE (United Kingdom)
• UPMC (France)
• BPS (Germany)
• Ubion (Korea)
• CvE (Dutch Exam Board, The Netherlands)
10:45 - 12:00
Continue Demonstrations of QTI implementations
Discuss the interoperability needs and points of convergence evident in the demos
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Agree to actions we can take to facilitate regional or community specific profiles and conformance for QTI
Tuesday: 21 February
IMS's Educational Technology Standards Workshop - Learn about Common Cartridge, Learning Tools Interoperability, Question and Test Interoperability and Accessible Portable Item Profile, Learning Information Services and Common File Format/ Interactive WhiteBoard
9:00 Introduction to the Day
10:00 New Developments in Common Cartridge
Find out who is using IMS Common Cartridge, how it is being implemented and learn about its use in K-20 evironments. We will discuss how Common Cartridge has evolved and what is on the roadmap for the future. We will also detail tools for developing Common Cartridge and how to ensure conformance.
11:00 Question & Test Interoperability
Learn about the various ways QTI is being used across the world.
11:30 Accessible Portable Item Profile
What is APIP, how is it being used and how does APIP differ from Question and Test Interoperability? In addition, you will find out about the many projects utilizing APIP.
1:30 IMS Learning Tools Interoperability with Outcomes
Exciting things are happening with Learning Tools Interoperability. Look for details on who is implementing the specification and the types of tools and rich interactions enabled by LTI.
2:30 Interactive WhiteBoard/Common File Format
Learn about IWB/CFF and its use for sharing compatible whiteboard data. We will detail who is involved and the plan for its future.
4:00 Learning Information Services
We'll explore how LIS is being used by major providers and how it is impacting their success.
5pm - Regional Learning Impact Competition
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