4 takeaways from the IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute

The three-day conference drew a record crowd of influential education leaders who are making interoperability a reality

For K-12 education leaders working to create a more integrated, interoperable digital ecosystem, Learning Impact Leadership Institute was the place to be! This year’s conference attracted nearly 600 attendees representing K-12 districts, higher education institutions, states, and edtech suppliers from around the world. At this unique event, the best thinkers in edtech come together to make progress towards enabling better digital learning experiences. The power of Learning Impact comes from the community of IMS members, a true collaboration of institutions and suppliers.

As co-chairs of IMS Global’s K-12 Institutional Leadership Board, we had a chance to experience all aspects of the conference. Here are our top moments of the week:

IMS announced a new initiative called One EdTech (1EdTech). 1EdTech is a collaboration that will make it radically easier for school districts to make digital resources and applications available to teachers and students. 1EdTech consists of a secure, trusted cloud-based registry and connection service that will enable any edtech provider to connect to any school district’s learning platform, portal, or student system using IMS’s OneRoster standard. Once a participating organization has integrated they will be able to connect to any of the institutions or suppliers on the other side. 1EdTech will be free to all IMS member organizations that have OneRoster certified products.

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