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What is your digital curriculum strategy? IMS Global members are getting to the future faster by enabling a sustainable integrated digital curriculum.

IMS Interoperability standards enable various types of digital curriculum resources and learning tools to be seamlessly integrated into enterprise software that institutions already have or are adding.

Interoperability across enterprise systems and applications enables easy access to a variety of digital resources and supports personalized instruction and faculty choice

Seamless access via IMS standards means that faculty and students can focus on teaching and learning.

Once IMS-certified connectivity is established data can smoothly flow across systems to help faculty, students, parents and administrators achieve a better learning experience.

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K-12 community leadership in IMS Global are defining what it means to offer an effective and integrated digital curriculum. This leadership has lead directly to improved ways to access and integrate learning resources and include Thin Common Cartridge® and OneRoster®
  • For most districts, there is a compelling need to enable easy access to a wide variety of digital curriculum assets but in a way that is thoughtfully curated.
  • IMS Global standards such as  LTI® (Learning Tools Interoperability) have revolutionized the way educators and students access digital learning resources, apps, and tools within any learning management system (LMS) by enabling a one-click, seamless connections.
  • IMS Global certified platforms include over 70 learning platforms and hundreds of learning apps and tools, which securely connect your institution’s LMS with external learning tools, confirm the tool’s credentials, and exchange information in a teaching and learning workflow.

IMS Global institutional members have formed and are evolving a leadership collaboration that creates alignment among curriculum, instruction and information technology via the K-12 Digital Learning Revolution Program. The Revolution Program empowers school districts and other K-12 organizations of all sizes and needs to evolve their digital ecosystem for a better return on learning from their investments in digital curriculum as well as other forms of educational technology.

 

One of the main ways we will be able to achieve our future plans is through analytics and through digital content. The more vendors who are IMS conformance certified; the more easily we can integrate a wide range of digital offerings and support our schools effectively.

Serena Sacks

Serena Sacks

Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Schools, GA

Higher Ed

The LTI® (Learning Tools Interoperability) revolution began in higher education (HED) when an amazing collaboration sprung up between the leading and upcoming learning management system (LMS) providers, and digital content providers both large and small. These providers moved from providing “downloadable packages” of content to cloud-hosted, web-based content—for which LTI fit perfectly.

The IMS Global community facilitated the LTI initiative, which supports plug-and-play integration between the LMS and the cloud-based packaged content. LTI has revolutionized the way educators and students access digital learning resources and content within any learning management system (LMS) by enabling a one-click, seamless connection. Now, IMS Global Learning Consortium is enabling better teaching and learning experiences through LTI Advantage - a package of extensions that build on the core LTI standard (v1.1 or higher) that add key functionality and enable deeper integration of any tool with any LMS. The current extensions include:

  • Assignment and Grade Services seamlessly synchs grades and comments from multiple sources into a central gradebook
  • Deep Linking makes it more intuitive for faculty to add and integrate external content into the structure of a class
  • Names and Role Provisioning Services automatically loads users into a tool and manages groups without having to manually reset roles 

The IMS Global HED community is leading a revolution to move the edtech sector towards an open digital ecosystem to enable next generation teaching and learning environments. This revolution requires effective collaboration among leading institutions, including what defines a “center of excellence” with respect to enhancing teaching and learning with effective digital curriculum and tools. Even though there are a wide variety of types of institutions with differing needs there is a common “bottom-line” which the ease by which faculty and students can leverage technology to enhance what they want to achieve.

IMS is integral to our customers’ satisfaction.  In the past year IMS has enabled our users to enjoy 1-click integration by opening more than 15 million digital books, and we expect to double that next year.

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

VP of Product Strategy, VitalSource / Ingram

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