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IMS GLC: IMS GLC Announces Universitat Koblenz-Landau as Global Academic Affiliate

IMS GLC Announces Universitat Koblenz-Landau as Global Academic Affiliate

Knowledge Media Institute Koblenz will focus on development of IMS Schema Prof Tool and Specification Profiling
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Lake Mary, FL - 30 July 2007 - The IMS Global Learning Consortium (GLC) announced today that the Universitat Koblenz-Landau has become an IMS Global Academic Affiliate. Each IMS GLC Academic Affiliate has a unique charter for pursuing an aspect of research or testing that is closely connected with IMS GLC's mission of addressing global learning industry challenges through community development of standards, innovation, and best practices. Each affiliate will work closely with IMS to perform research or applied implementations that will feed back to the IMS community. The Universitat Koblenz-Landau joins Georgetown University to become the second IMS GLC Academic Affiliate worldwide.

The Knowledge Media Institute Koblenz is working with IMS GLC to develop and maintain an IMS Schema Prof Tool to create application profiles. Application profiles of the IMS GLC specifications can benefit and more closely meet the needs of target user communities while harnessing the specifications to aid integration and enhance interoperability between tools, products and services for that community. In addition, Koblenz will help IMS GLC Contributing Members and Subscribers create profiles which can be downloaded from the new IMS GLC's Public Profile Registry at /profile/

"Profiles help meet the needs of our global constituency and we are pleased that the University of Koblenz-Landau has joined us to help provide a tool that can make the process of developing profiles easier," said Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. Abel added, "The University will play a key role in helping IMS maintain and populate the IMS profile registry."

"At Koblenz we are eager to help IMS set up a profile registry for all users of IMS Specifications", remarked Dr. Ingo Dahn, CEO of Knowledge Media Institute Koblenz. "The IMS Schema Prof tool will help developers of profiles identify those items which can be changed to fit the needs of a community and ultimately help with interoperability."

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.