Dr. Charles Severance discusses the future of educational apps

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Rob Abel, Malcolm Brown & Jack Seuss provide a leadership perspective on Connected Learning in EDUCAUSE Review

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

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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


Second Annual App Challenge Winners Announced!

The results are in, and our evaluators have performed their due diligence in selecting the Top Three winners for the Second Annual App Challenge. The winners were first announced at the IMS Quarterly Meeting held at the University of Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona. The winners are:
  • 1st Place - GradeCraft, University of Michigan, is a learning management system dedicated to supporting the gameful classroom to encourage student engagement. See the demo.
  • 2nd Place - ChemVantage, University of Utah, is a free resource for teaching and learning college-level General Chemistry. It combines instructional videos with computer-graded quizzes, homework assignments and practice exams to support learning and student success. See the demo.
  • 3rd Place - OneSearch Lite, University of Florida, is a collaboration between CDL and the UCF Libraries. It allows users to search for and embed full text articles from within the LMS using the library database. See the demo.

Upcoming Connected Learning Innovation Community Activities:

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

The Call for Presentations will open July 29, 2014.

15-17 June 2015

Orlando, FL
Every Library Should Have Their Own CASA App Store: Share You Mobile and LTI Apps



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

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