Toronto, CANADA– 17 May 2012 – The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) today announced the results of the worldwide annual competition at Learning Impact 2012. 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. Twenty six finalists recently exhibited at the conference and were evaluated by an independent expert panel and Learning Impact conference attendees 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 2012 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:
New and R&D initiatives:
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IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors Learning Impact: A global awards program & conference to recognize the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality.