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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:

September 11-19, Los Angeles, CA
IMS Presentations:
IMS Caliper Analytics Framework Workshop

Experience the Power of LTI2!
IMS Architecture for Education Innovation

The Community App Sharing Architecture (CASA)
Deploying an Institutional App Store with CASA


The Power of Personalization - How Adaptive Technology is Transforming Teaching and Learning Webinar
September 24, 2014 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

The promise of personalization to impact the practice of teaching and learning and deliver more meaningful skills and knowledge development for all learners is the extremely tall order facing educators today. In an era of unprecedented budget constraints, human resource limitations, burgeoning class sizes and one of the most complex student demographics in history, educators from K-20 are challenged to deliver that personalized, one-on-one instruction that is the hallmark of an engaging and optimal learning experience. So what can educators do? How can they harness learning content and engage learners in a truly personalized learning experience? Is adaptive learning the answer?  In this webinar, you will learn how adaptive technology works to improve learning outcomes and helps drive individual learner progress and achievement – all from within your current learning environment. Learn how all of this is accomplished using IMS LTI standards.

Hap Aziz, IMS Global, Connected Learning Innovation Community Facilitator
Bill Bilic, Desire2Learn – VP Adaptive Learning

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September 29 – October 2, 2014, Orlando, Florida
IMS Presentation:  The App As A Metaphor for Learning Objects and Tools

Online Learning Consortium
October 29 – 31, 2014, Orlando, Florida
IMS Presentations:
Enabling the Explosion of Innovative Apps for Teaching & Learning

What’s the LMS of 2015 Look Like?

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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Connected Learning & Open Source Community Sponsors

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

See All Key Initiative Sponsors

Silver 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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