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The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment is Closer Than You Think . . . are You Ready?

Robert Abel (IMS Global Learning Consortium, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 3:45pm
Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Theory/Conceptual Framework
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Multiple Levels
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Featured Session
Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 4
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Is your institution ready for the next Generation Digital Learning Environment featuring plug & play digital resources, learning tools, real-time analytics, competencies?

Extended Abstract

Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium will outline the key characteristics of the digital learning environment and digital education ecosystem of the future based on the latest insights from from EDUCAUSE's NGDLE (Next Generation Digital Learning Environment), Unizin, Gartner Group and IMS. Change is in the wind. Open standards that enable plug & play digital resources, learning tools, real-time analytics and competency-based strategies are either in the market or nearly there. However, are higher education institutions ready for dramatic leaps forward in flexibility and data? This new generation of learning environment will go hand-in-hand with evolving strategies and leadership much like that required when wide spread online learning and use of LMS's first took hold over 10 years ago. No one has all the answers but new collaborations are beginning to shape this next generation and new opportunities for collaboration among leading institutions are emerging.

Lead Presenter

Dr. Rob Abel is the Chief Executive Officer of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers, and technology suppliers, cooperating to accelerate learning technology interoperability, adoption, and impact. Rob has been the CEO of IMS since February of 2006.