IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Finalists for 2007 Learning Impact Awards
In its inaugural year 25 finalists recognizing high impact use of technology used to enhance learning are selected for showcase at upcoming Learning Impact conference, April 16-18, in Vancouver
Lake Mary, FL - 6 March 2007 - The IMS Global Learning Consortium (GLC) today announced 25 finalists for the new LIA Awards recognizing high impact use of technology in support of learning. Finalists were selected based on several evaluation factors including impact on learner achievement, impact on faculty adoption, financial return, impact on access, impact on accountability, and use of interoperability standards. The finalists have been asked to exhibit at the IMS GLC Learning Impact conference, April 16-18, in Vancouver. Final rankings and awarding of platinum, gold, silver, and bronze LIA Awards will be made at the conference based on the review of a panel of expert judges and input from the conference participants. For more information on the conference visit: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact/agenda.html . For more information on the expert panel of judges visit: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact/agenda.html#experts .
The LIA awards program is unique in that it recognizes learning innovation both in terms of the technology used and the educational organization that has utilized it for high impact, capturing the essential elements of innovation, adoption, and learning. The 25 finalists include 14 from outside the United States. 3 of the finalists represented government-led initiatives, 5 represented collaborations/use across a system or other group of institutions, 2 represented community sharing of content, and 15 represent individual institutional initiatives. 4 winners were in the research category, 6 in the new category, and 15 in the established category.
Several trends are reflected in the LIA finalists.
About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS GLC is the leading advocacy group encouraging the growth and impact of learning technology worldwide. IMS GLC is a global, nonprofit, member organization that provides leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of standards, promotion of innovation, and research into best practices. For more information visit www.imsglobal.org.
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