Lake Mary, FL (USA), May 2019 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced that 32 projects are advancing to the final round of competition for the 2019 Learning Impact Awards.
The Learning Impact Awards recognize innovative applications of learning technology at an educational institution or agency. Projects must demonstrate measurable results on improving personalized learning, institutional performance, and the digital learning ecosystem.
Award nominees represent educational institutions, school districts, states, and product or service providers worldwide. The selection of finalists came from entries received through the open call for nominations and from regional competitions held around the world.
Organizations advancing to the final round of competition include
Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education of Beijing Normal University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education; AEFIS and University of the Sciences; Apex Learning and Wautoma High School; Boost at IU by UITS; CatchOn, Inc. and Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District; Cerego and Arizona State University; Cisco Networking Academy; Classcraft; GoReact; Indiana University; Istation and Twin Falls School District; itslearning and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation; JULES Corporation and Carpe Diem; Katy Independent School District; Learning Machine and Central New Mexico Community College; LearningMate Solutions, Inc. and South Carolina Department of Education; McGraw-Hill and Arizona State University, Bunker Hill Community College, St. Charles Community College, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Illinois; NetLearning; Open Assessment Technologies and DEPP-Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale; Phoxel Technologies and E&ICT Academy, National Institute of Technology; Proctorio and California Virtual Campus; Public Consulting Group and Broward County Public Schools; SAFARI Montage and The School District of Lee County; Sony; Tecnológico de Monterrey; University of British Columbia; and the University of Michigan.
At the 2019 Learning Impact Leadership Institute in San Diego, California, 20-23 May, all finalists will present their projects and hold a brief Q&A session with a team of evaluators, who will assess their level of learning impact. IMS will award eight medals to the projects receiving the highest scores during the awards luncheon on 22 May.
In addition to the expert panel of judges, the broader edtech community is invited to evaluate and vote on the final projects. Public voting closes at noon PDT on 21 May.