IMS Global Around the World

IMS is Global

IMS Korea

In April of 2007 IMS Global and KERIS (Korea Education and Research Information Service) signed a memorandum of understanding to form IMS Korea. IMS Korea provides regional leadership of development and adoption of IMS standards, as well as formal liaison with the IMS Global community. IMS Korea has been involved in many IMS technical areas including Content Packaging, Common Cartridge, Learning Tools Interoperability, Question and Test Interoperability, Access for All, EDUPUB and Caliper Analytics. 

IMS Korea web site


IMS Europe

European organizations have provided strong leadership in IMS Global throughout the years. Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) and Learning Design have strong name recognition throughout Europe. College voor Toetsen en Examens (CvTE) in the Netherlands, along with several Dutch suppliers, have created a Dutch Exam Profile of QTI that is leading the way for e-assessment in Europe. SURF and Kennisnet in the Netherlands have been instrumental in supporting evolution and adoption of IMS standards. Under the leadership of JISC and the HE sector, the United Kingdom has provided leadership in the development and deployment of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), QTI, Learning Information Services and several other IMS standards. BECTA in the UK handed off the Interactive WhiteBoard Common File Format to IMS standardization prior to its demise. IMS Global is also a signatory to the Groningen Declaration on the future of digital student data portability.

Overview of Learning Tools Interoperability in Dutch


IMS Global in Australia and New Zealand

Australia has been a leader in IMS standards for many years through the Australian Department of Education. In prior years Australia were active participants in developing IMS standards. Unfortunately this leadership has lapsed as the National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP) has taken over educational standards in Australia. However, IMS standards, including Content Packaging,  LTI and QTI are still used widely in Australia. New Zealand has been an active contributor to IMS standards development and adoption for many years. The New Zealand Ministry of Education is currently an IMS Contributing Member.


IMS Global Japan Society

In April 2016, IMS Global announced the formation of the IMS Japan Society (“IMS Japan”) as a non-profit organization.  IMS Japan provides leadership in the regional e-learning, publishing and education sectors to further the development and adoption of IMS open standards. IMS Japan will collaborate with IMS Global to provide support to Japanese organizations and individuals seeking to benefit from the open ecosystem of interoperable products enabled by IMS standards. Learn more.


IMS Global News

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Certifications

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Modern Employment and Digital Credentials Summit Presentations


Upcoming Global Events

21 May 2018 to 24 May 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
6 Jun 2018 to 80 Jun 2018
EUNIS 2018 Annual Congress
Paris, France

IMS Japan Society Executive Board

Digital Knowledge Inc.

Hosei University - Yutaka Tanaka

Japan Electronic Publishing Association

NetLearning Holdings Inc. - Toru Kishida,

Open University of Japan - Tsuneo Yamada

Uchida Yoko Inc. - Noboru Ohkubo

IMS Europe Board

Coming soon