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IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Digital Credentials Summit Featuring Growth of Higher Education Workforce Collaboration

The IMS Talent Continuum Brings Together Educators and Employers to Extend Groundbreaking Work with Digital Credentials and Workforce Partnerships

LAKE MARY, Florida, 20 December 2019 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing educational technology impact, announced key developments in IMS-community efforts to enhance partnerships between higher education institutions and leading employers. Recent advances from the IMS community in utilizing digital credentials to address the skills-gap, equity, and talent management are the focus of a two-day Digital Credentials Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, February 11-12, 2020.

The IMS Digital Credentials Summit is a cross-sector leadership event focused on new models and ecosystem development. It features exemplars and experts in stimulating lifelong learning innovation. The event is open to all individuals and organizations that will benefit from learning about the latest collaborative work and trends shaping the workforce of tomorrow.

The Summit will feature the IMS Talent Continuum partnership that brings together leading innovators in industry and academia to ensure a seamless, interoperable user experience in an opportunity ecosystem, removing silos between learning organizations and the workforce. Participating organizations include IBM, Pearson, Stanley Black & Decker, the American Council on Education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and Education Design Lab.

"The IMS work on digital credentials enables the expansion and acceleration of innovative models that bridge traditional education and lifelong learning," said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “It is gratifying to see the increasing growth of IMS activities across sectors that will have a profound impact on how educators align programs to meet evolving market needs, how employers improve their hiring processes, and how learners advance their educational and career goals.”

For more information on the IMS Digital Credentials Summit 2020 agenda and to register, go to www.imsglobal.org/dc/summit/2020.

About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS Global Learning Consortium is a non-profit organization that advances technology to scale and improve educational participation and attainment affordably. IMS members are leading suppliers, higher education institutions, K-12 districts and schools, and government organizations that are enabling better teaching and learning by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, an annual program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the leadership and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.