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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 Challenge? 

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 Challenge Activities:

IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute
The place to be for collaborating with the Connected Learning community and to see the latest app innovations.
May 5 – 8, 2014

Future Connected Learning App Challenges
Got an app you want to share?  Be on the lookout for round two of the IMS app challenge to be launched in late summer.
August 2014

App Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to winners of the inaugural IMS Connected Learning Innovation App Challenge! Out of 22 submissions, the following five innovative apps came out on top for their creativity, ease of integration, and potential for enabling connected learning in the classroom and online.

1st - Hoot.Me 
2nd - SoftChalk Cloud
3rd - LeaP – Learning Path
4th - QuestionPress
5th - VoiceThread

The app challenge winners will each receive $1,000 prize and will showcase their innovative apps during the 2014 Learning Impact Leadership Institute, May 5-8 in New Orleans. A special thank you to our app challenge evaluators that have volunteered their time and expertise to select the next wave of digital innovation.


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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
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Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
Canvas By Instructure
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MH Education
Inaugural App Challenge Sponsor
Penn State
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Lone Star
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UC San Diego
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Tennessee Board of Regents
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University of Michigan
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