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1EdTech Consortium Accelerates the Digital Transformation of Learning through Member Commitment and Collaboration

Community-Led Innovations and Impact Drive 15th Consecutive Year of Growth for Leading EdTech Non-Profit Organization 

 

LAKE MARY, Florida, 15 June 2021 — 1EdTech Consortium (1EdTech/1EdTech), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech and learning impact, announced today its 15th consecutive year of growth in its fiscal and progress report for January 1 – December 31, 2020.

Forty new member organizations joined 1EdTech in 2020, with overall membership growing to 583 organizations. 1EdTech members are leaders in education technology—a diverse group of learning institutions, government agencies, corporate learning organizations, and technology suppliers—that work together to improve the educational experience for all from K-12 to higher education to career and beyond.

Over the last 15 years, 1EdTech membership has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8%, while revenues have increased at a CAGR of 11.6%.

In a year presenting challenges and opportunities that changed the landscape of education throughout the world, 1EdTech members charted a path for delivering digital learning at unprecedented levels now and in the future. Highlights from 1EdTech community achievement and tangible impact in 2020 include:

  • The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) recommends the adoption of the 1EdTech Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) standard to meet the objectives of an official institutional digital learner record

  • Launch of 1EdTech Compatibility Check services for 1EdTech OneRoster and Common Cartridge enabling districts and suppliers to ensure their products integrate reliably across the edtech ecosystem

  • The 1EdTech TrustEd Apps program for vetting student data privacy supports institutional processes and establishes a new foundation for transparency and trust in supplier data usage and privacy policies

  • Development of the Student Learning Data Model so users can access, explore, and visualize the data across 1EdTech specifications relevant to a student's engagement and progress

  • A series of over 30 on-demand strategic webinars providing solutions to help academic and technology leaders reimagine the educational experience and keep the learning going in response to the pivot to remote/hybrid education

  • Completion of the first phase of the Wellspring Project—including a detailed report of its findings—to improve the education-to-employment ecosystem

  • 1EdTech Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) 3.0 enables the most advanced assessment techniques to be fully accessible, provide actionable data, and meet the full range of state and institutional testing needs

"1EdTech members are at the forefront of shaping the future of education," said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO, 1EdTech Consortium. "We are incredibly grateful and proud of the work they do every day to support teachers and learners and the broader edtech community worldwide. The breakthroughs that 1EdTech members have enabled over the years provided the foundation upon which edtech could support K-12 and higher education during the pandemic. Together, we are creating an integrated, scalable, and agile edtech ecosystem that is a force multiplier for every institution, every supplier, and every learner."

View the interactive 2020 1EdTech Annual Report at imsglobal.org/about/annual_report/2020.