Caliper is a standard that enables the collection, storage, and transport of data about learning. Sponsored by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Caliper provides an information model that describes concepts, entities, and relationships. It provides data structure and semantic interoperability, resulting in an improved exchange of information across applications and institutions. Caliper could change the experience for students, faculty, and advisors by enabling more-sophisticated analytics, learning dashboards, and advising 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.
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 Resources page.