LILI 2018 General Sessions

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2018


Listen to the recognized education and technology leaders who inspired attendees of the 2018 Learning Impact Leadership Institute by sharing their experience and ideas on how we can create the future edtech ecoystem—together.

Session Information Video

Opening General Session: Get Ready! Cause Here We Come!

In this opening talk Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium, reflects on the major advances that the IMS community has led over the past year, and how IMS plans to accelerate progress in the year to come.

Opening Session Lightning Talks: Getting to the Future EdTech Ecosystem Faster through Collaboration and Leadership

Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO, and President of Blackboard, and Jack Suess, Vice President of IT and CIO for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discuss the role Blackboard intends to play in creating a more open edtech ecosystem to support the diverse needs of institutions like UMBC and share the results of a joint project based on IMS Caliper Analytics to identify patterns in effective student behavior to inform appropriate outreach to help students succeed.


Beatriz Arnillas, Senior Education Advisor for itslearning, shares how she came at interoperability from an academic perspective, what she sees happening in districts in her current role, and her views about what is required of all stakeholders to create an open ecosystem.

Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management at Google and a co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive shares examples of how Google has been collaborating with partners and schools.


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