Jim Goodell, Director of Innovation

Jim Goodell has extensive experience with data standards and learning management initiatives. He leads standards development for the Common Education Data Standards and works with stakeholders from early learning, K12, postsecondary, and workforce organizations. 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 co-author of the Learning Engineering Toolkit: Evidence-Based Practices from the Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, and Beyond. Jim also co-authored a paper on integrated systems for student-centered learning and developed a best-practice guide on the teacher-student data link. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences on education data standards, educational technology, formative assessment, school improvement, and change management.

Before working at QIP, Jim was executive vice president at the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology. He worked with state education agencies, local education agencies, and other learning organizations on education data projects and was the lead architect for the organization’s school improvement planning and performance management systems.

Jim holds a BS in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jim is the vice-chair of the IEEE Standards Association Learning Technology Standards Committee and a leader in the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering. He has held an elementary-level teacher license and served on a local school board. Jim is active in his church and family life with three children.

Blog posts by Jim

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