IMS Global Learning Consortium Releases Achieving Learning Impact 2007 Report

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First annual report on the latest trends in learning, technology and standards sets a higher bar for the use of technology to enable and support learning.

The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) announced today the release of the 2007 version of its new annual report: Achieving Learning Impact 2007: Trends in Learning, Technology, and Standards. The report integrates an extremely diverse set of viewpoints and data that were presented at the Learning Impact 2007 conference held in April, with an industry backdrop gleaned from interactions with the IMS GLC Executive Strategic Council, Board of Directors, Contributing Members, and Subscribers.

"We are providing this report to help capture the impact that technology is having and will have in creating impact and innovation on learning and education worldwide," said Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. "This report showcases the current state-of-the art and best practices, highlights the challenges and opportunities ahead, and details the influences on IMS GLC activities."

The Achieving Learning Impact Report, which is available to the public from the IMS GLC website at http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2007/li2007report.cfm details the latest trends in learning systems, digital content, assessment and outcomes analysis, and open technologies. Access, affordability, quality, adoption, and accountability are at the heart of IMS GLC's view of learning impact. The IMS GLC learning impact framework and evaluation criteria also recognize the foundational roles of interoperability, organizational learning, and innovation in an effective learning enterprise.

IMS GLC's focus on learning impact is manifested through the annual Learning Impact Conference and the annual Learning Impact Awards and Recognition Program. IMS GLC's annual conference, Learning Impact, brings together the world's leading creators, vendors, users, and buyers of learning technology to participate in program tracks focused on the latest innovations in learning systems, digital learning content, the learning enterprise, and open technologies. The 2008 conference will be held 12-15 May 2008 at the Omni Downtown in Austin, Texas, USA. More information on Learning Impact 2008 can be found at: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2008/agenda.html

The Learning Impact Awards and Recognition Program (LIA), designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning has started accepting nominations for the 2008 competition. Nominations can come from educational institutions, districts, systems, or product/service providers. Nominations are accepted in three categories: R&D, New, and Established, with evidence from actual usage at a specific organization a key element of the evaluation. Finalists in the Learning Impact Awards 2008 competition will showcase their entries at the Learning Impact 2008 conference. Further details on the awards and how to submit a nomination are available at: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2008/awards.html
About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS GLC is a global, nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology worldwide. IMS GLC members provide leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of standards, promotion of innovation, and research into adoption practices. For more information, including the world's most comprehensive set of learning technology interoperability standards, visit http://www.imsglobal.org.

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