Lake Mary, Florida, USA - 1 May 2012 -
IMS Global Learning Consortium today announced conformance certification for the latest version of one of its most widely adopted technical standards: Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). LTI provides a common way to plug applications into learning management software or other learning platforms. It replaces custom APIs (application programming interfaces) required for each such platform, thereby reducing the number of custom integrations required for application developers, learning platforms and IT (information Technology) support staff. LTI provides a rapid and safe way to integrate innovative learning applications and content for seamless access by students and teachers, handling launching, single sign-on authorization and passing of context information.
LTI v1.1 enables interoperable passing of learning outcomes data. This means that the learning platform can provide a single place for teachers and students to see results information across a wide set of learning tools and content used within a course or across a degree program,making it easier to assess progress in an actionable way.
A large number of suppliers have been shipping the outcomes feature for about 12 months now, but conformance certification for IMS supported by the IMS community has just recently been finalized.
IMS conformance certification for LTI is supported by the IMS Common Cartridge & LTI Alliance at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/alliance.html. IMS is leading a 1-day workshop on May 17 in Toronto on implementing Common Cartridge and LTI in conjunction with the Learning Impact conference: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2012/agenda.html. IMS certified products are listed at imscert.org.
"LTI has broken down the barriers to rapid, safe and seamless integration and is enabling very large deployments of innovative e-textbooks and learning tools in a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost prior to LTI,” commented Dr. Rob Abel, Chief Executive of IMS "Now with outcomes support we are looking forward to breaking down the barriers to data that can help faculty, students and institutions achieve better results.”
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