Jim Goodell, Director of Innovation

Jim Goodell has extensive experience with data standards and learning technologies. He is Chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, chairs the IEEE Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering Competencies, Curriculum, and Credentials SIG, the Adaptive Instructional Systems Interoperability Workgroup, and serves on the ICICLE Steering Committee. He has been a key contributor to the Common Education Data Standards and works with stakeholders from early learning through workforce. Jim has also been a voice in many education technology standards initiatives and has delivered numerous presentations at national data, interoperability, and advocacy meetings and conferences.

A shift is taking place in the way data is used to support education,” Jim says. “Student-centered learning requires different processes and data than traditional classroom models and accountability systems. Our work supports the quality and efficiency of data use in current and emerging systems.

Jim is editor and co-author of Learning Engineering Toolkit: Evidence-Based Practices from the Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, and Beyond and co-author of “Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning” and a thought leader in the world of learning engineering and data standards. He is Director of Innovation at Quality Information Partners where he helps lead development of the US Department of Education sponsored Common Education Data Standards and co-facilitates the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s T3 Innovation Network. He co-led development of the Learning and Employment Record (LER) Wrapper Specification.

Prior to QIP he was Executive Vice President at the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology where he led the development of interactive learning technologies and provided information-driven process improvement solutions to state education agencies and school districts throughout the United States.

Jim is Chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, chairs the IEEE Adaptive Instructional Systems Interoperability Workgroup, and serves on the ICICLE Consortium on Learning Engineering Steering Committee.

Jim holds a BS in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has held an elementary-level teacher license and served on school board. Jim is active in his church and family life with three children.

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