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Press Release: Knovation Announces IMS Global Certification of Digital Learning Solutions
CINCINNATI – April 22, 2014 – Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announces the IMS Global Certification of its learning engagement applications, netTrekker and icurio. Both Knovation services are compliant with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)™ v1.0, which enables the products to seamlessly integrate with existing classroom technologies.
“IMS is very pleased with Knovation achieving LTI certification as a tool provider,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer at IMS. “By incorporating LTI integration, Knovation will enable a more seamless experience for their customers across a wide range of integration scenarios.”
LTI allows applications to securely connect to an educational platform through one standard method. With the integration of LTI v1.0, netTrekker and icurio subscribers can access content and tools through single sign-on access from district technology systems already in place, such as learning management systems or other learning platforms.
“Interoperability is an important factor for districts implementing digital conversions,” said Joe Greishop, president and managing officer at Knovation. “Our company is dedicated to reducing barriers to learning, and becoming LTI compliant is just one more way we can help districts implement integrated solutions that increase opportunities to make learning personal for every student.”
Through LTI, netTrekker’s digital learning resources can be easily incorporated into technology educators already use for lesson planning, classroom instruction and assessment. As a trusted solution for delivering more than 360,000 educator-curated, learning resources, netTrekker will continue to deliver the best content from the web, all in one place.
Like netTrekker, icurio integrates through LTI to create a solution that impacts teaching and learning more completely. icurio combines Knovation’s digital resource library with powerful education tools to provide districts with a cost-effective solution that supports both teachers and students in the transition to blended learning.
About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global)
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors Learning Impact: A global awards program & conference to recognize the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality. For more information, visit imsglobal.org.
About IMS Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI)™
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)™ is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium. The principal concept of LTI is to establish a standard way of integrating rich learning applications with platforms like learning management systems, portals, or other educational environments. For more information about LTI, visit http://developers.imsglobal.org/.
Knovation designs and implements advanced personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning and allow districts to realize meaningful outcomes from their technology investment. The company’s portfolio includes netTrekker, the trusted solution for delivering more than 360,000 educator-curated, digital learning resources; and icurio, the learning engagement solution for 21st century blended learning that helps districts implement their digital conversions. Knovation also provides professional learning and consulting services, a fully curated digital learning resource library and resource management and delivery services. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 27 million students and over 1 million teachers in schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.knovationlearning.com.