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IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces 2019 Award Winners at the Learning Impact Leadership Institute

EdTech Leaders and Innovators Recognized for Achievement Working to Advance the Next Generation of Education

LAKE MARY, Florida, 23 May 2019 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, recognized edtech community leaders and innovators at its annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute in San Diego, California.

Bruce Maas, Emeritus CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, and Honorary Fellow School of Information, University of Wisconsin–Madison received the William H. (Bill) Graves Leadership Award. This award is granted to an individual making an extraordinary difference in realizing the mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Named after one of its founders, Dr. Bill Graves, it is the highest honor given by IMS.

"For this year's William H. (Bill) Graves Leadership Award we recognize Bruce Maas, whose passion for education and unwavering support for advancing technology in support of institutional leadership, is an inspiration to all," said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. "Bruce is a voice for transformational collaboration and leadership to improve learning impact and we thank him for his contributions and continued advocacy and leadership. Congratulations, Bruce!”

As part of the award, Maas will receive $10,000, which he plans to donate to two organizations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison: the Information Technology Academy (ITA) at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and the UW–Madison Information School.

In addition, IMS announced eight medalists for this year's Learning Impact Awards program—the only global, expert-judged competition that recognizes breakthrough implementations of edtech at an institution. Winning projects demonstrated progress making a measurable impact on personalized learning, institutional performance, and the digital learning ecosystem. From the 32 finalists, this year's winners are:

2019 Platinum Medals

  • Boost at Indiana University - Boost at IU by UITS (VideoPaper)
  • Using Real-Time Data to Impact Instruction at Lee County Schools, FL - SAFARI Montage and The School District of Lee County, FL (VideoPaper)
2019 Gold Medals
  • My Learning Analytics - University of Michigan (VideoPaper)
  • Teach Every Child Connector (SII) at Broward - Public Consulting Group and Broward County Public Schools (Florida) (VideoPaper)
2019 Silver Medals
  • Academic Competency Management Tool (ACMT): Powering & Connecting State Standards - LearningMate Solutions, Inc. and South Carolina Department of Education (VideoPaper)
  • ComPAIR Peer Review at UBC - University of British Columbia (Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology) (VideoPaper)
2019 Bronze Medals
  • Expert-Based Collective Advising Mechanism (ECAM) - Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education of Beijing Normal University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (VideoPaper)
  • ALEKS Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces - McGraw-Hill and Arizona State University (VideoPaper)
2019 Honorable Mentions
  • Adaptive Learning with Cerego at Arizona State University's Global Freshman Academy (GFA) - Cerego and Arizona State University  (VideoPaper)
  • ALEKS PPL: Placement, Prep and Learning - ALEKS and University of Illinois (VideoPaper)
  • Apex Learning Technology Courses Prep Students for the Future at Wautoma High School - Apex Learning and Wautoma High School (Wisconsin) (VideoPaper)
  • Assessing 21st Skills in France by Leveraging Open Standards - Open Assessment Technologies and DEPP-Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale (VideoPaper)
  • Blockcerts for CNM Community College Graduates - Learning Machine and Central New Mexico Community College (VideoPaper)
  • BlueMer at ITESM Campus Monterrey - Tecnológico de Monterrey (VideoPaper)
  • Cisco Networking Academy's Leading-Edge Digital Learning Platform - Cisco Networking Academy (VideoPaper)
  • Classcraft as an Engagement Management System (EMS) - Classcraft (VideoPaper)
  • Connect Master Economics: A Paradigm Shift - McGraw-Hill and St. Cloud State University (VideoPaper)
  • Connect Master: Why Biology? A Relevancy Approach - McGraw-Hill and St. Charles Community College (VideoPaper)
  • Connect with SmartBook 2.0 Adaptive Learning - McGraw-Hill and Bunker Hill Community College  (VideoPaper)
  • Digital Learning Ecosystem to Support Universal Design for Learning - itslearning and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (VideoPaper)
  • DynaSpace, a service to transform corporate education - NetLearning *IMS Japan Society LIA Regional Competition Finalist* (VideoPaper)
  • Gaming to Learn - Katy Independent School District (Texas) (VideoPaper)
  • GoReact Easy Online Video Feedback - GoReact - (VideoPaper)
  • Integrative Learning Integrity Platform - Proctorio and California Virtual Campus (VideoPaper)
  • Intervention and Istation at Twin Falls School District - Istation and Twin Falls School District (Idaho)  (VideoPaper)
  • KOOV for Enterprise - Sony *IMS Japan Society LIA Regional Competition Finalist* (VideoPaper)
  • Quick Check at IU - Indiana University (VideoPaper)
  • School of Fish Digital Literacy Preschool Curriculum at Carpe Diem - JULES Corporation and Carpe Diem (VideoPaper)
  • Study Anywhere with the ReadAnywhere App and McGraw-Hill - McGraw-Hill and St. Charles Community College ( VideoPaper)
  • Transforming Learning Outcomes with a Data-Driven Approach to Digital Learning - CatchOn, Inc. and Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (Texas) (VideoPaper)
  • Truth Systems based Dynamic Digital Credentials - Phoxel Technologies and E&ICT Academy, National Institute of Technology (VideoPaper)
  • Using Comprehensive Learner Record Model to Improve Student Success - AEFIS and University of the Sciences (VideoPaper)
A summary and analysis of trends from all 2019 final projects are presented in the annual Learning Impact Report released in the fall. Nominations for the 2020 competition will open in January.
 

About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS Global is a non-profit organization that advances technology to scale and improve educational participation and attainment affordably. IMS Global members are leading suppliers, institutions, and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS Global 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 to help shape the future of educational technology.


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