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IMS GLC: Five winners take honors at the Learning Impact 2010 Regional Competition in Korea

Five winners take honors at the Learning Impact 2010 Regional Competition in Korea


16 September 2009 – Seoul, Korea and Lake Mary, FL. -- The IMS Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) 2010 Asia-Pacific Regional Competition, which was recently held in conjunction with Asia’s “e-Learning Exposition & Conference” culminated with five winners out of twelve contenders from three countries, progressing to the global competition next year.

The Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) recognize use of technology to improve learning across all education segments and in all regions of the world. The LIA awards are 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 education provider. In addition, the entries are evaluated according to eight criteria of impact, including improving access to learning, improving affordability of learning, and improving the quality of learning.

The judges for the regional competition included Dr. Rob Abel, Ed.D. Chief Executive Officer of IMS Global Learning Consortium, Dr. Dae-Joon Hwang, CEO of IMS Korea, and Dr. Byoung-Rho Lim, a professor at Kyung Hee University.

The five winners of the regional competition are now invited to continue in the global LIA competition which is held in conjunction with IMS Global Learning Consortium’s annual conference, Learning Impact 2010 which will be held in Long Beach, California, USA the 17-20 May 2010.

The winners of the IMS Global Learning Impact Award 2010 Asia-Pacific Regional Competition are:


Organization
(Nation)

Title

Description

Daulsoft
(Korea)

My TeachingMate
@ Young-sin High School

The TeachingMATE Tool is educational material authoring software. Every Instructor can execute online teaching & learning activities in his e-class on the school site with various online educational functions.

Jungang Education Institute for Public Servants
(Korea)

Cyber Education Center for public servants

Cyber Education Center for public servants have built and operated an e-learning atmosphere to strengthen the abilities of public servants and cultivate creative human resources.

Ngee Ann Secondary School
(Singapore)

GetsmART in Ngee Ann Secondary School

GetsmART is an art gallery designed by teachers in the social networking world of Second Life to help teachers use works of visual art in their curriculum to strengthen students’ thinking and learning in a 3-dimensional virtual world. 

Sigong Media
(Korea)

The elementary e-curriculum library for educators

Curriculum content including subject activities in science, social studies, morality, music, art, physical education, etc. Curriculum activity data based on video clips, images, animations, flash data, extra curriculum data, and assessment data are offered in a compact and integrated manner.

SK C&C
(Korea)

Digital Text book
(Digitalized English Textbook by grades)

The product is designed to gain suitable educational achievement for each learner through individual studying during regular classes

LIA Regional

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)
IMS Global Learning is a nonprofit member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in higher education, K-12, and corporate education worldwide. IMS GLC members are leading corporations, higher education institutions, school districts and government organizations who are enabling the future of education by developing interoperability and adoption practice standards for educational and learning technology. IMS GLC sponsors Learning Impact: a global program and conference that recognizes the impact of learning and educational technology on access, affordability, and quality - the world’s most significant educational challenges. For more information, visit

About Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS)
The KERIS is a national institution which specializes in enhancing the effective use of ICT in education and research. Established in 1999, KERIS supports the establishment and implementation of ICT in education policies while conducting research and analysis and providing quality education and research information services. 
According to the ICT in Education Master Plans I~III of Korea, KERIS has undertaken various initiatives to improve teaching and learning in primary and secondary education: 1) National Teaching-Learning Center-EDUNET, 2) Cyber Home Learning System, 3) Digital Library System, 4) Educational Resource Sharing System, 5) National Education Information System for effective online educational administration, 6) National standardization of educational metadata and quality assurance system.
To enhance the quality of academic research in higher education, KERIS has successfully established and maintained the Research Information Service System. Also, KERIS has sought to promote international exchanges and cooperation to narrow the global digital divide in education by supporting developing countries in using ICT in education and organizing international seminars and joint projects. visit http://english.keris.or.kr

About IMS Korea
IMS Korea is an organization in which KERIS and representative businesses leading the e-Learning market have participated and carried out various activities to develop international and national standards as well as group standards. At present, KERIS is in charge of operating the secretariat, and its members include SK C&C, Tekville, DUNet, 4CSoft, Daulsoft, CTUnion, and Ubion. IMS Korea has maintained close collaborative relationships with IMS GLC and performed the following activities.

The activities of IMS Korea are:

  1. Operating IMS Korea projects group in accordance with the projects of IMS GLC
  2. Developing a business model and creating a new e-learning market
  3. Fostering Korea’s e-learning professionals and providing consulting
  4. Supporting e-learning standards (IMS or KS) application agencies
  5. Forming foundation for the future launch of Asia-Pacific IMS (Tentative name)

Director, Yong-Sang Cho, Ph.D.
International Information Analysis & Standardization Team
Educational Information & International Cooperation Center
Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS)
e-Mail : zzosang@keris.or.kr