With the growing proliferation of digital applications and content, institutions are challenged with finding a scalable approach to easily find and integrate a vast array of digital resources into the educational enterprise. Until now. The Community App Sharing Architecture (CASA), from IMS Global Learning Consortium, is a an open standard developed by the education community that enables the publication and consumption of applications and other materials within a network of trusted peers. To librarians, faculty, students, and others directly involved in teaching and learning, CASA can be thought of as a repository that facilitates the curation, discovery, and sharing of digital content to enhance an institution’s learning ecosystem. Simply put, CASA is a place where people can go to find content to fit particular learning objectives.
Because content in CASA can be categorized and rated, librarians and faculty can select particular applications of value to be included in an institution’s CASA instance. These applications can be organized by subject matter, for example, and can be made available to the appropriate learners. Further, CASA instances can be connected so that separate institutions can share content with each other.
In this panel webinar, we will discuss the value of CASA, how librarians, faculty, and students can use CASA to improve the teaching and learning experience, and what steps are necessary for setting up a CASA instance. Join us in this conversation on the power and benefits of CASA to your institution.
- Anna Stoute, Director of Learning & Literacy Assessment Initiative, University of Miami
- Rose Rocchio, Director of Mobile & Web Strategy, Education & Research, UCLA
- Shea Silverman, Integrations Specialist, Web Applications Developer, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
- Francisca Yonekura, Ph.D., Associate Department Head, Learning Systems & Technology, Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida
- Hap Aziz, Connected Learning Innovation Community Facilitator, IMS Global Learning Consortium