Jeff Longland

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Blackboard DevCon 2011 – Building Tools Using IMS LTI

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  • Chuck was quick to identify Blackboard as a market leader in supporting IMS standards.  This is something that couldn’t be said a few years ago.  Kudos.
  • Highly recommends the talk earlier today by Jim Riecken and Dan Rinzel, “Code Your Own: Tool Integration Using the Basic LTI Standard”.
  • Between CourseSites and Google App Engine, Chuck is excited about the free opportunities for instructors.
  • Roughly 95% of the market has Basic LTI certification.
  • If anyone has security concerns with OAuth, Chuck says “take it up with Google”.
  • Chuck envisions an Educational App Store for LTI tools.  Commercial / branded app store by Blackboard, Pearson, McGraw-Hill?  “Public good” app store like IMS or MERLOT?  Likely multiple stores?
  • Having a standard like LTI might pave the way for a standard way of selling such tools in stores.
  • The session ended with a zany, chaotic demo of Sakai consuming Blackboard Learn as a BLTI provider.  As Chuck put it “A faculty member could add a Basic LTI link to CourseSites…  scary huh?”

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July 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

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