Simon Booth and Stephen Vickers are tireless champions of practical interoperability.
I’ve had the great pleasure of watching their double act at events like Dev8ed.
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification is supported by all major VLE platforms (including Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT, Desire2Learn, and Sakai) and offers a secure method to launch external tools and content from within the VLE.
This provides a way of extending a VLE to use tools that better meet a teachers need, or preference, an ideal solution for providing institutional support to tools which are only used by a small minority of staff (whether they are hosted internally or externally).
On Wednesday 14th November 12:30 – 13:30 Simon and Stephen will be presenting a live session that will discuss how the JISC-funded ceLTIc:sharing project is evaluating the use of LTI to provide a shared service for institutions interested in evaluating WebPA.
It will include a demonstration of linking to the tool from Blackboard Learn 9 and Moodle, as well as how the outcomes service along with the unofficial memberships and setting extensions are being used to enhance this integration in a VLE-independent way.
The fee for Innovating e-Learning 2012 remains unchanged at £50.
Current JISC projects are eligible for one free place, please contact Rob Englebright for details: firstname.lastname@example.org