IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Asia Pacific and Australian Run-Ups to Annual Learning Impact Competition
Entries Now Being Accepted for Finalist Contests to be Held October in Australia and November in New Zealand
Lake Mary, FL - 5 July 2007 - The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) is pleased to announce special opportunities to enter the 2008 Learning Impact Awards and Recognition program in the Asia Pacific region. The Learning Impact Awards (aka LIAs) symbolize the use of technology to support or enhance learning, featuring the highest levels of innovation, adoption, and evidence of improved learning. Through partnerships with the Department of Education, Science, and Training Australia (DEST) and the New Zealand Ministry of Education, special regional competitions will be held in which the winners will be entered as finalists in the global 2008 LIA competition.
The LIA awards are also unique in that they recognize the use of technology in context. Nominations include not only information about the technology but how it is used by an educational or training organization. Entries from Australia can enter for a regional competition and showcase held in conjunction with the !DEA Conference in Brisbane, QLD. To enter, please provide the information requested at: /learningimpact2008/li2008submissionregional.cfm. For more information on the IDEA conference visit:http://www.linkaffiliates.net.au/idea2007/
Entries from the Asia Pacific region excluding Australia can enter for a regional competition and showcase held in conjunction with Learning Technology Leadership in Education Summit in Queenstown, New Zealand, 5 - 9 November 2007. To enter, please provide the information requested at: /learningimpact2008/li2008submissionregional.cfm . For more information on the Summit visit: /NZmeeting2007.html
From the entries received, finalists will be selected to exhibit at the appropriate event (Australia or New Zealand). Expert panels and attendees at both events will conduct a final ranking. The top five ranked entries at each event will automatically receive a finalist standing for the global Learning Impact competition to be held on 12 May 2008 in Austin, Texas, USA.
To view the winners of the global 2007 LIA competition and other program details go to: /learningimpact/index.html
The global LIA Awards are presented at the annual Learning Impact conference, planned for 12-15 May in Austin Texas. For more information on next year's event and the 2007 event, see /learningimpact2008/
About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)
IMS GLC is a global, nonprofit, member consortium that provides leadership in shaping and growing the learning and educational technology industries through collaborative support of standards, innovation, best practice and recognition of superior learning impact. IMS GLC provides open interoperability specifications, reference models, and adoption practices for learning and educational content and systems. IMS GLC sponsors the annual Learning Impact conference, showcase and awards program. For more information visit www.imsglobal.org.
DEST provides national leadership and works in collaboration with the States and Territories, industry, other agencies and the community in support of the Government's objectives. DEST develop and implement policies to ensure the continuing relevance of education, science and training to contemporary needs and the growing requirement for lifelong learning. For more information visit www.dest.gov.au. For More Information about the Australian LIA regional competition contact: firstname.lastname@example.org