How Does IMS Enable Better Digital Learning Experiences?

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Digital Transformation Strategy

Means getting to the future sooner with sustainable progress.


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Seamless Plug & Play Integration

Creates better user experiences & enables greater educational insight.


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Agile Open Architecture & Extensive Ecosystem

Enables flexibility, efficiency & choice.


Why Does It Make Sense to Join the IMS Innovation Revolution?

Together We Will Get to the Future of EdTech Faster!

IMS Global is the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact. IMS enables a plug-and play-architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products can be rapidly deployed and work together seamlessly. IMS member suppliers are the market leaders in innovation.  IMS member institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster.  IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions.

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We believe that open technologies, embedded in an open ecosystem, lead to better outcomes for the teachers and learners. Without open standards and the educational ecosystem those standards enable, we simply could not meet the needs of our users. IMS Global fosters these open standards and empowers educational innovation, and we are incredibly proud of our ongoing work and collaboration with IMS Global.

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure
Melissa Loble
Melissa Loble

Integrations between our third-party content providers and LMS used to take three months. After requiring our content providers to adopt the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability standard our integration time went down to just three business days, generating a savings of roughly $40,000 per integration.

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kentucky Community & Technical College System
Paul Czarapata, Ed.D.
Paul Czarapata, Ed.D.

IMS Global is probably the best-kept secret in edtech today, and one of my goals as an educational leader is to help them become the norm for digital unification! The efforts to unify the flow of data of all types between the vast programs out there and set standards for all educational digital tools is absolutely necessary because it is what's best for our students. Neosho School District is absolutely committed to adopting all IMS standards.

Director of Technology, Neosho School District
Scott Harris
Scott Harris

Contributing Member Institutions

University of Notre Dame
Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics
Wichita State University Office for Workforce, Professional and Community Education
Mastery Transcript Consortium
ASU Prep Digital
Fayette County Public Schools - KY
University of Wisconsin System Administration
Chicago Public Schools
Fayette County Public Schools - GA
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
Henry County Schools
Brigham Young University
School District of Philadelphia
Seattle Public Schools
Neosho School District
ICT and Systems development, Umeå University
Park Hill School District
Collective Shift/LRNG
Harford County Public School
Loudon County Public Schools
University of California San Diego
Oregon State University
University of Florida
Clayton County Public Schools
Polk County Public Schools
University of British Columbia
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Arizona State University
Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies, Hosei University
Volusia County Schools
Brandman University
University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Purdue University
Broward County Public Schools
Cobb County School District
Lee County Public Schools
University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Michigan
University of Phoenix
University of Wisconsin
American Public University System
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC)
Artficial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Seoul
Western Governors University
Baltimore County Public Schools
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Online Education Center of OUJ
Escambia County School District
FLVS - Florida Virtual School
Forsyth County Schools
Framingham State University
Fulton County Schools
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Houston Independent School District
Indian River School District
Indiana University
Katy Independent School District
Keller ISD
Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
Laramie County School District #1
New York City Department of Education
Orange County School District
Pennsylvania State University
School District of Pickens County
Tennessee Board of Regents
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
University of California System

Contributing Member Suppliers

Essay Assay, Inc., dba ecree
ScholarChip Card LLC
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Learning Machine
Trifork Learning Solutions B.V.
Infinitas Learning (incl. Noordhoff Health)
Trinity Education Group
Zia Learning
Portfolium, Inc.
Digital Knowledge EdTech Lab Inc.
Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd., Uchidayoko Institute for Education Research
Infinite Campus, Inc.
BNED LoudCloud, LLC
McGraw-Hill Education
Measured Progress
ACT, Inc.
Motivis Learning
Nelson Education Ltd.
Blackboard, Inc.
Open Assessment Technologies S.A.
BPS Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH
Oracle Corporation
Cengage Learning
CETE-Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, University of Kansas
Pearson Education
Chalk & Wire Learning Assesment Inc.
Performance Matters
ClassLink, Inc.
Questar Assessment, Inc.
Data Recognition Corporation
SAFARI Montage
D2L Corporation
Santillana Global
Educational Testing Service
SMART Technologies
Elsevier Inc.
Follett Corporation
VitalSource / Ingram
Google Inc.
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Accelerate Learning
Accreditrust Technologies, LLC
Lumen Learning
Intellify Learning
Japan Electronic Publishing Association
Kaltura Inc.
Knovation, Inc.
Learning Objects, Inc.
Renaissance Learning
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA
LearningMate Solutions Private Limited

IMS Meetings & Webinars

20 Jun 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Achieving a Vision for Personalized Learning [Enabling Instructional Impact]

20 Aug 2018 - 1:10am to 23 Aug 2018 - 1:10am

IMS August 2018 Quarterly Meeting & Technical Congress

19 Sep 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Becoming a Cognitive AI School with IBM Data and Watson Technologies

8 Nov 2018 - 1:10am to 9 Nov 2018 - 1:10am

IMS Europe Conference 2018