IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces 2008 Learning Impact Awards Recipients
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Austin, Texas, USA – 15 May 2008 – The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) today announced the results of the world’s annual competition of high impact use of technology to support and enhance learning. The Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) recognize use of technology to improve learning across all industry segments and in all regions of the world. Twenty-three finalists recently exhibited and were evaluated by an expert panel of judges at the IMS annual Learning Impact conference and Summit on Global Learning Industry Challenges.
The LIA awards are unique in that they recognize the use of technology in context. Nominations include not only information about the technology but how it is used by an educational or training organization. In addition, the entries are evaluated according to eight criteria of impact, including improving access to learning, improving affordability of learning, and improving the quality of learning. The 2008 award winners are as follows:
Platinum Awards (top three rankings):
Learning Impact Leadership Awards:
The following “best in category” awards were also designated:
The attendees at the Learning Impact conference Summit on Global Learning Industry Challenges represent the world’s leading providers of education and learning technology and services. For more information on the Learning Impact conference of which the LIA awards are a part, see http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2008/agenda.html .
Nominations for the 2009 Learning Impact Awards may be submitted by following the process on the LIA web site: http://www.imsglobal.org/learningimpact2008/awards.html .
IMS Global is supported by over 115 organizations – the world’s leaders in educational and learning technology, including leading learning technology product suppliers and publishers, leading institutions of learning and training, and leading government and professional consortia. Current Contributing Members of IMS GLC are listed at http://www.imsglobal.org/members.html .
About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)
IMS Global Learning is a global, nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. IMS GLC members provide leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of interoperability and adoption practice standards and recognition of the return on investment from learning and educational technology. For more information, including the world's most comprehensive set of learning technology interoperability standards, information on the annual Learning Impact conference and awards program, and free community resources for learning technology leaders, visit www.imsglobal.org.