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IMS Global Announces Winners of the 2016 Learning Impact Awards Program

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Organizations and Institutions from Around the World Honored for their Innovative Application of Education Technology to Achieve Learning Impact


Lake Mary, Florida – 1 June 2016 – IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th annual Learning Impact Awards competition. Eight winners were selected out of 25 innovative projects from around the globe that competed as finalists in this year’s competition.
 
Created in 2007, the Learning Impact Awards program recognizes outstanding, innovative applications of educational technology and results achieved to address the most significant challenges facing education. Winners are selected by a panel of expert evaluators using a series of rubrics to evaluate eight dimensions for improving learning impact, including improving access, affordability, and quality of learning. Entries are categorized by level: New/Research – projects implemented within the last 12 months; Established – projects deployed for at least 24 months. The winners were announced during the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, which took place May 23-26, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. An analysis of the winners will be provided in the 2016 Learning Impact Report. Winners recognized for their outstanding achievement were:
 
2016 Winners - New/Research Projects

  • Platinum Medal: Unlocked Content Tool by FLVS - Florida Virtual School (Video, Paper)
  • Gold Medal: New ALEKS Student Module - McGraw-Hill Education | ALEKS and Lone Star College - North Harris (Video, Paper
  • Silver Medal: IMS Global standards in a rural, South Georgia School District – Classlink and Jeff Davis County Schools (VideoPaper)
  • Bronze Medal: Global Linking Youth through Net Communications Project, DET Victoria (VideoPaper)

 2016 Winners - Established Projects

  • Platinum Medal: Creating a superior and engaged learning experience with blended learning - Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (VideoPaper)
  • Gold Medal: Virtual Classroom at Career Education Corporation – Career Education Corporation (VideoPaper)
  • Silver Medal: Espanol Santillana, creating personalized Spanish class experience – Santillana (VideoPaper)
  • Bronze Medal: Director of Fine Arts Education – PVSchools  - QuaverMusic.com and Paradise Valley Unified School District (VideoPaper)

Honorable Mentions

  • Connecting Curriculum and Data in Montgomery County Schools – McGraw-Hill Education and Montgomery County Public Schools (VideoPaper)
  • Countdown Game: Level the Playing Field using Gamification and LTI - University of Texas at Austin - Learning Sciences Department (VideoPaper)
  • Facet, the testing system for national tests and exams in the Netherlands - CvTE (College voor Toetsen en Examens) - the exam board of the Ministry of Education in the Netherlands and DEP: Cito / Facet: The Ministry of Education  (VideoPaper)
  • Personalised Learning Lab – based in linked data – Kennisnet (VideoPaper)
  • Personalized Learning for Pre-matriculation Doctor of Pharmacy Students at The University of Texas at Austin - University of Texas at Austin - Learning Sciences Department and D2L/ Brightspace LeaP (Video,Paper)
  • Breaking Blended Barriers -SkillsCommons and Colorado Community College System (Video,Paper)
  • SuiteC  - UC Berkeley (VideoPaper)
  • Curriculum Foundry for Digital Content and Tools in the Florida Regional Consortium Program -Learning.com Curriculum Foundry and North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) (VideoPaper)
  • Connecting the Dots to Personalized Learning at Newton Public Schools - SAFARI Montage and Newton Public Schools ( Paper)
  • Open Life Learning(OLL) Service - WeDu communications Co., Ltd. (VideoPaper)
  • UOC's mobile ecosystem - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) (Video1Video2,Paper)
  • CBE eXtended Transcript (eT) and Digital Credential Proof of Concept / Learning Objects – Learning Objects and University of Maryland, University College  (VideoPaper)
  • Student Success Toolbox - National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University (Video,Paper)
  • Real-Time Reaction to Behaviors in the Teaching and Learning Moments- Echo360 and University of Kentucky (VideoPaper)
  • SchoolViewer at NBSC - LearnMeter and Northern Beaches Secondary College (Video,Paper)
  • DeakinSync for Students: a seamless and elegant digital learning environment - Deakin University (VideoPaper)
  • Proof of Concept for Learning Analytics Interoperability - using Readium-JS. Caliper API and open source Big Data platform SW - KERIS, University of Seoul, and Intercode (Video,Paper)

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global) 
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 the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas that are going to help shape the future of educational technology.

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