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From 10-100X Digital Revolution to the Connected Learning Innovation Challenge


Whether you are an individual educator, college, university, or a business committed to serving education, we invite you to become involved:

Become an IMS Contributing Member

Join IMS Global to help sustain the operations of the Connected Learning Innovation Challenge and help lead the development of open standards.

Participate in the Connected Learning Innovation Community:

What if...

  • IT could safely integrate applications in a day rather than months?
  • Faculty could seamlessly combine tools into a course with one click?
  • Analytics data flowed easily between all learning resources and apps?

What is the Connected Learning Innovation Community? 

An ongoing community that fosters a new institutional “connected learning mindset,” including establishing connected IT architectures/policies while encouraging connected learning apps, platforms and development tools. Including:

  • Competitions for the development of innovative apps and tools with monetary incentives
  • Distribution and support community for open source apps and tools
  • Institutional leadership community sharing the latest connected learning institutional successes, featured/new connected learning apps, platforms, tools

Want to learn more about how you can get involved to help lead change?  Email us at leadingchange@imsglobal.org

Upcoming Connected Learning Innovation Community Activities:

Connected Learning Innovation Challenge Webinar Series
Preparing for the Mobile 1st Student
August 18, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Boot Camp for Developers
August 20-21, 2014
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Register today!

September 18, 1:40 – 2:10 pm

IMS Architecture for Educational Innovation


September 29 – October 2, 2014

Orlando, Florida
IMS Presentation:  The App As A Metaphor for Learning Objects and Tools

Deadline to enter the 2015 Connected Learning Innovation App Challenge
December 12, 2014
Help foster a new institutional “connected learning mindset” and gain recognition for your creativity by entering the 2015 app challenge. Learn more

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Conference
February 9 – 11, 2015
Anaheim, California
Winners of the 2015 Connected Learning App Challenge will be announced.

Learning Impact Leadership Institute
May 4 – 7, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

The Call for Presentations will open July 29, 2014.

Enter the 2015 Connected Learning App Challenge


Nominations now being accepted for the second round of the IMS Connected Learning Innovation App Challenge, requiring completed entry by December 12, 2014 with awards announced in February during the ELI Conference, February 9-11, and recognition at the IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute May 4-7, 2015 Learn More

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Institutional Advocates and Corporate Sponsors

Connected Learning Innovation Challenge and App Challenge is made possible by support from corporate sponsors and institutional advocates. Please consider becoming a supporter!

Charter Connected Learning Sponsor
Charter Connected Learning Sponsor
Charter Connected Learning Sponsor
Charter Connected Learning Sponsor
Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
Canvas By Instructure
Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
MH Education
Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
Penn State
Institutional Advocate
Lone Star
Institutional Advocate
UC San Diego
Institutional Advocate
Institutional Advocate
Tennessee Board of Regents
Institutional Advocate

Institutional Advocate

University of Michigan
Institutional Advocate

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