IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces the 2011 Learning Impact Award Winners


Finalists from Australia, United Kingdom and USA take top honors

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Long Beach, CA, USA – 24 May 2011 – The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) today announced the results of the worldwide annual competition at Learning Impact 2011. Learning Impact is an annual awards program and conference that focuses on improving the impact of technology in helping to address our most significant educational challenges: improving access, affordability, and quality. Thirty finalists recently exhibited at the conference and were evaluated by an expert panel who judged the finalists on their high impact use of technology to support and enhance teaching and learning.

The LIA awards are unique in that they recognize the use of technology in context. Nominations include not only the technology, but also the results achieved by an educational institution to improve learning. Each entry is evaluated according to eight criteria of impact, including improving access to learning, improving affordability of learning, and improving the quality of learning. The winners for the past four years have been analyzed for repeatable high value projects that should be considered by educational institutions for advancing their use of learning technology.

Established initiatives (in production use for more than 1 year) were evaluated separately from the new (in production use for less than 1 year) and R&D initiatives (research and development – not yet in production). The 2011 award winners are as follows:

Platinum Awards (established initiatives):

Platinum Awards (new and R&D initiatives):

Gold Awards (established initiatives):


Gold Awards (new and R&D initiatives):

Silver Awards (established initiatives):
Silver Awards (new and R&D initiatives):

Bronze Awards (established initiatives):

Bronze Awards (new and R&D initiatives):

The following nominations received non-medal Learning Impact Leadership Awards:

Established initiatives:

New and R&D initiatives:

IMS Global is supported by over 150 organizations – the world’s leaders in educational and learning technology, including leading educational technology product suppliers and publishers, leading educational institutions, and leading government organizations. Current Contributing Members of IMS GLC are listed at http://www.imsglobal.org/members.html

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)
From Innovation to Impact!--IMS Global Learning is a nonprofit member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in higher education, K-12, and corporate education worldwide. IMS GLC members are leading corporations, higher education institutions, school districts and government organizations worldwide that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability standards and major adoption projects for the digital support of education and learning. IMS GLC also sponsors Learning Impact: a global awards program and conference that recognizes the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality. For more information visit www.imsglobal.org