Charles Severance

Name

Dr Charles R Severance

Project Title

Adding IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability to Cohere

Project Summary

In this visit, Chuck worked with Simon Buckingham Shum, Michelle Bachler, and others to design and build IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability (imsglobal.org/developers/BLTI) Provider for the Cohere idea mapping tool (cohere.open.ac.uk).

Dates visited OU UK

8-11 June 2010

Institution

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Biographic information

Charles Severance is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Charles is a founding faculty member of the Informatics Concentration undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan. Charles also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching and learning technology. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project.

Charles is the author of the book, "Sakai Free as in Freedom" that describes the early days of the open source Sakai project. Charles is also the author of the book, "Using Google App Engine" from O'Reilly and Associates and the book "Python for Informatics: Exploring Information". He also wrote the O'Reilly book titled, "High Performance Computing". Charles has a background in standards including serving as the vice-chair for the IEEE Posix P1003 standards effort and edited the Standards Column in IEEE Computer Magazine from 1995-1999.

Main Output

Demonstration software to integrate Cohere integrated into Moodle using Basic LTI.

Outputs

  • Demonstration software.
  • Video report, which includes an overview of the visit and demonstration of the software.
  • Two blog posts.

References

Severance, C (2010), ‘OLNet Report: Integrating Cohere into Moodle Using IMS Basic LTI’, Dr. Chucks Blog, 19 June [online], http://www.dr-chuck.com/csev-blog/2010/06/olnet-report-integrating-cohere-into-moodle-using-ims-basic-lti/ (Accessed 28 November 2011)

OLNet Report: Integrating Cohere into Moodle Using IMS Basic LTI (2010), Vimeo video, added by Charles Severance [online], http://vimeo.com/12700689/ (Accessed 28 November 2011) - Embedded below

Severance, C (2011), ‘What are the Key Challenges for the OER Movement?’, Dr. Chucks Blog, 11 October [online],  http://www.dr-chuck.com/csev-blog/2011/10/what-are-the-key-challenges-for-the-oer-movement/ (Accessed 28 November 2011)

OLNet Report: Integrating Cohere into Moodle Using IMS Basic LTI from Charles Severance on Vimeo.