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Title Slide

Interoperability


an
Overview of the Landscape

November 17, 2009

Today’s Overview


What is SIF
?



Teaching and Learning Framework



Content Catalog



Pilots



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What is SIF?

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Not a product, but a technical blueprint

for pK
-
12
software that will enable diverse applications to interact and
share data and information seamlessly




Designed for pK
-
12 technology providers and educators
in an open, platform independent neutral standard way




Manages data and information within the pK
-
12
environment




Enables diverse applications to interact/share data


allowing best
-
of
-
breed




Works cross
-
platform, over a Web
-
based interface


vendor neutral



Allows automated reporting

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What is SIF?

Publish and Subscribe

Request and Reply

Message

Channel

Message Bus

Guaranteed Delivery

Message

Application A

Application B

Message Endpoint

Message Endpoint

SIF Agent

SIF Agent

SIF Zone

Hohpe
, G and Woolf, B. (2004)
Enterprise integration patterns:
Designing, building and
deploying messaging solutions

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SIF Enterprise Integration
(Conceptual)


Network Account

H.R. &

Finance

Data
Analysis

&
Reporting

Instructional

Services

Library

Automation

Student

Information Services

Grade

Book

Food

Services


Zone Integration
Server (ZIS)



SIF Agents



Applications



SIF Data Objects



“SIF Zone”

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Components Working Together

Horizontal Interoperability


2 identified
implementation
concepts



Horizontal
Implementations



Vertical
Implementations


Library

Automation

Food

Services

Student

Information System


District
Zone

State
Zone

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Meeting Multiple Level Needs…

* Implementation
2.3


Data
Model and Infrastructure


* Web Services 1.0

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SIF Specification






Non
-
profit for over
12
years developing open interoperability
specifications for schools


Over
2,300
members



Specification utilized to
serve millions
students, teachers and
tech coordinators in 50 states and 6 countries



Legislatively mandated in states and internationally



Demanded/suggested by USED, states, schools and
international governments in dozens current or planned RFP’s



Lead support agency for US National Data Model Activities




International expansion


SIF Association UK and SIF
Association
AU


Certification program

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What is the SIF Association’s
Current

Status?

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Teaching and Learning
Framework

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Teaching and Learning Framework


10 Objects containing 111 elements


Assessment


AssessmentAdmininstration



AssessmentForm



AssessmentItem


AssessmentPackage



AssessmentRegistration


AssessmentSubtest



ItemCharacteristics



StudentResponseSet



StudentScoreSet


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Assessment


Allows the opportunity to move student
assessment scores to various systems


Provides item characteristics for assessment
items and results enabling data analysis


Aligns with student learning and performance
standards


Provides opportunity to take assessment, have it
scored, results reported and analysis conducted
between multiple systems


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So What?


10 Objects containing 107 elements


MarkValueInfo



MarkInfo



SectionMarkInfo



StudentSectionMark



GradingCategory



GradingAssignment



GradingAssignmentScore



StudentGradedItem


StudentPeriodAttendance



OfficialStudentPeriodAttendance


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Grade Book


Tracks official student attendance


Allows grades from multiple systems to be
passed to official grade book


Sends official grades to other systems

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So What?


10
Objects containing
179
elements


Activity


Assignment


Content Catalog (2.4)


Curriculum Structure


LearningResource


LearningResourcePackage


LearningStandardDocument


LearningStandardItem


Lesson


Metadata
-

EducationFilter


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Instructional Services


Provides a way to uniquely identify student
learning standards


Defines lesson, activity, assignment and learning
resource; enabling interoperability between
multiple systems (
eg
. content management
system, learning management system,
instructional management system, content
repository)


Allows for content portability and interoperability


Expands tagging of content for schools specific
needs

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So What?


7 Objects containing 75 elements


ActivityProvider



ProfessionalDevelopmentActivity


ProfessionalDevelopmentProgram



ProfessionalDevelopmentRegistration



EmployeeCredentials


EmployeeCredit


EmployeeRecertification


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Professional Development


Enables LEA staff to automatically recertify or re
-
license with SEA


Tracks professional development activities for
professional development programs


Tracks budget and stipends for professional
development programs and activities


Aligns professional development with student
learning standards


Follows staff involved in professional development


Makes possible for staff to compile professional
development activities and programs completed

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So What?


3 Objects containing 104 elements


StudentParticipation


StudentPlacement


TestAccommodation

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Special Programs


Enables tracking of student’s eligibility for
and participation in special programs and
services


Provides accommodations for
assessments


Describes specific instructional, related or
transitional service that has been
prescribed or recommended in a student’s
IEP

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So What?

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Content Catalog


Many different applications and
presentation layers to get content


Multiple publishers


Content repositories


Different viewing formats


No easy way to search across
heterogeneous sources and media


Metadata for education
-

consistent tagging


Differentiated pedagogy


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Challenge


Facilitate searching for resources.


Initiated by a requesting application such
as a digital learning environment or
learning management system.


Search response will be served by
provider applications such as instructional
asset repositories.

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Content Catalog


Educators and curriculum designers require
the ability to communicate their specific
instructional asset needs to the providers of
repositories of instructional content.


The language of the request must be concise
and applicable across the spectrum of all
instructional asset types.


The scope of the request must be definable
in a standard way

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Business Case

Content Catalog

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Pilots


Student data passed from SIS to LMS


Utilizing SCORM Content


Student works through content


Work scored


Grade passed from LMS to Grade Book


Implementing:
Cengage

Learning,
Edustructures
,
eSchool

Data, New Century
Education


Participating: ADL,
Becta
, CDSM,
Education.au, Learning Mate, Math
Resources, Pearson, SIF Association

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SIF/SCORM Proof of Concept


Phase III


Use SIF Assessment Objects in the
RTE


Pass RTE data in real time via SIF

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SIF/SCORM Proof of Concept


The purpose of the SIF Assessment Pilot
was to validate the 2.0 assessment
objects and thereby establish their viability.



The
StudentResponseSet

and
StudentScoreSet

were transported via the
SIF Framework from a testing vendor
(Pearson) to another educational entity
(VA DOE).

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Assessment Proof of Concept


Rapid delivery of assessment results


Act quickly on:


Verified credits


Remediation plans


Summer school


Monitor security


Future


direct delivery to SIS and
Education Info. Mgmt. System (EIMS)


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VA DOE’s Participation


Assessment


AssessmentForm


AssessmentSubTest


AssessmentRegistration


AssessmentAdministration


StudentScoreSet


SchoolInfo


LEAInfo


StudentPersonal

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POC Objects

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POC Object

Relationships


POC was a success


Issues were discovered


Encouraged to expand


Mutually beneficial partnerships work


SIF is the segue for moving data


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Lessons Learned

Introduction

Kristie Clements

Kristie.Clements@Desire2Learn.com



Desire2Learn Overview

We develop and support a learner
-
centric, enterprise
eLearning suite to enrich the teaching and learning
experience, and provide a complete suite of professional
services to support client success.


Desire2Learn at
-
a
-
glance:


Our roots are academic


Fastest growing provider of Enterprise eLearning solutions


Recognized for product leadership, focus on clients and R&D


Over 5 million learners worldwide


160 employees and growing


Common What?


IMS standards


Content Packaging


Question/Test Interoperability


Metadata

IMS Common Cartridge


Standard allows publishers to create packages of
resources (content, assessments, question libraries,
discussions) using existing IMS and QTI packaging
standards


Publishers can optionally protect the package,
requiring users to authenticate with the publisher
before importing or accessing protected resources


Designed to provide a standard way to protect content, as
opposed to each publisher or each LMS creating a
proprietary method of protection and enforcement


Desire2Learn has representatives in the IMS Common
Cartridge Alliance working groups to help drive the
standard


IMS Common Cartridge Support


Import, usage, and authorization enforcement of
IMS Common Cartridge packages


Incorporate resources such as content and quizzes
from publishers packaged according to IMS Common
Cartridge specification into Desire2Learn courses


Enforce any resource protection specified in the
cartridge


Prompt a user for a valid access code


Verify the code electronically with the publisher when a
protected resource is requested

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SIF Association

Members at
iNACOL

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American Education
Corporation


Blackboard


Discovery Education


ThinkLink

Assessment


K12


Pearson


SAS


Jill Abbott

Associate Executive
Director/COO

jabbott@sifassociation.org

+1 202.491.8214






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