Government Video Website of the Week: the IMS Global Learning Consortium

The consortium seeks to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation
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The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) is a global, nonprofit, member organization that supports the growth of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. The consortium is supported by over 190 educational and learning technology organizations, including learning technology product suppliers and publishers, institutions of learning and training, government agencies and professional organizations.
The consortium says it seeks to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. In order to ensure that the “learning impact” of technology-enabled innovation is achieved around the world, IMS GLC’s community of educational institutions, suppliers and government organizations develop open interoperability standards.
The consortium has approved and published some 20 standards that are widely used learning technology standards in the world. That includes learning technology standards for meta-data, content packaging, common cartridge, enterprise services, questions and tests, sequencing, competencies, access for all, ePortfolio, learner information, tools interoperability, resource list, sharable state persistence, vocabulary definition, and learning design. Those standards have been used widely in higher education, K-12 education, and corporate education in regions around the globe. All consortium standards are available free of charge via the IMS GLC website and can be used without royalty.
For seeking to create learning technology standards that can be used by at all levels of education, the IMS Global Learning Consortium website is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.