|IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global) has announced initial public release of the breakthrough Caliper Learning Analytics Framework and associated Sensor APIIMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global) has announced initial public release of the breakthrough Caliper Learning Analytics Framework and associated Sensor API (application programming interface). The Caliper standards based framework will leverage and incorporate a set of defined, standardized metrics and learning outcomes, such as (but not limited to) the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) framework’s data models, Common Core Standards, and CAS standards for student developmental and learning outcomes for education. This common foundation will enable institutions, instructors, learning designers, faculty and students easier access to learner analytics to better engage, measure, and revise learning experiences, and to drive a more efficient and effective teaching and learning environment.
Optimizing student success is indeed a high priority for colleges and university leaders. The issue isn’t the lack of data or digital resources for teaching and learning. The issue of growing concern is that the collecting and sharing of data across disparate systems is a real challenge for faculty, administrators and IT leaders. The need for data sharing between applications, platforms and content is vital in order for institutions to evolve learning analytics to improve learner success. The IMS Caliper enables broad and deep collection of analytics data using broadly adopted industry standards, such as the IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) standard.