Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is an open specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium that is designed to enable plug-and-play integration of educational applications with the institutional enterprise. Faculty and students benefit when learning applications are integrated into campus platforms, and the most common use of LTI is to integrate learning tools into the campus LMS. Adopting a common approach to interoperability such as LTI allows integrations to be completed considerably faster and at a much lower cost. LTI might be an important component in the emerging discussion of connected learning by facilitating personal networks of resources and tools.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues. Some of the issues also include a podcast featuring a short interview with an expert who provides a deeper exploration of additional aspects of the theme.
In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Publications page.