Strategic Program Empowers School Districts to Evolve Their Digital Ecosystem and Revolutionize Teaching and Learning
LAKE MARY, Florida, 25 January 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation, has announced a new four-tiered strategic approach for school districts to adopt and implement open standards. The K-12 Digital Learning Revolution Program enables districts of all sizes and needs to systematically evolve their digital learning environment and provides a foundation for making significant advances in digital teaching and learning practices.
School districts have made extensive investments in educational technology. The procurement of new learning tools and applications or changes to existing resources must align with a district's overall strategic plan. The K-12 Digital Learning Revolution Program was developed under the guidance of 59 IMS member districts, representing over 10 million students, that have substantive experience and knowledge about what it takes to implement and scale integrated learning technologies. The program helps district leaders devise practical strategies and processes for establishing a plug-and-play ecosystem and develop a shared vision with all stakeholders for how open technologies will support the district’s strategic and operational goals. It also facilitates a process for priority-setting and decision-making as they relate to the evolution of the district’s technology in coordination with other leading districts and states.
IMS Global provides support for districts interested in implementing the program. To schedule a consultation and get started visit imsglobal.org/k12-revolution or contact IMS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership and participation by districts, states, and edtech suppliers are critical to ensuring the adoption and continued evolution of open standards that meet the needs of educational institutions. Broad adoption of IMS standards will improve the efficiency of school operations, reduce costs associated with custom product implementations, and give classroom time back to teachers so they can focus on instruction, not technology.
IMS makes it easy for districts to tap into a rapidly growing ecosystem of plug-and-play resources that have achieved IMS conformance certification—the only way to ensure that suppliers are fully engaged and committed to the latest IMS standards—through the IMS Certified Product Directory at imscert.org.
IMS Global Learning Consortium will be at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida, January 25-26, 2018. For more on IMS sessions at FETC where you can hear from district leaders who have already committed to the K-12 Digital Learning Revolution Program visit imsglobal.org/event/fetc-2018.