DeMonner & Whyte recognized for leadership at IMS Global Learning Institute


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    Anthony Whyte describes the substantial improvements found in Caliper Analytics version 1.1 in his presentation at the 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute.
Sean DeMonner, ITS executive director of Teaching and Learning (TL), and Anthony Whyte, ITS-TL IT program manager, each received leadership awards at the 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute held in Baltimore in May. DeMonner was recognized for leadership in higher education, while Whyte received his fourth consecutive IMS leadership award for his work leading the Caliper learning analytics workgroup.

DeMonner received his award in recognition of his extensive IMS engagement, in particular for his role as the inaugural chair of the Higher Ed Executive Advisory Committee for the past two years. During that time he led the effort to establish the HED Advisory Committee, recruit new membership, engage with IMS leadership around issues impacting Higher Ed, and help set direction for the HED Innovation Leadership Networks (eg. Learning Analytics, Digital Credentialing, etc.).

Mark Leuba, vice president for product management for IMS Global Learning Consortium, presented Whyte with this year’s award stating, “Anthony Whyte…has been an extraordinary and dedicated contributor [to IMS]. Through [his] efforts leading the work of the Caliper learning analytics workgroup, the Caliper standard has emerged as an essential tool for education organizations to capture critical data about learners’ activities. This leads to improved understanding and informs the organizations’ teaching pedagogy, practices and tools.”

U-M was well represented by the Teaching and Learning Group at the 12th annual IMS institute. DeMonner, Whyte, Zhen Qian, and John Johnston each led presentations related to different aspects of the work U-M’s Teaching and Learning group is doing with Unizin, using IMS standards.