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IMS Leadership

IMS Board

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Board of Directors

The IMS Board of Directors provides leadership and direction in setting priorities and oversees the business of IMS Global Learning Consortium.

IMS Leadership Boards

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Digital Credentials Executive Board

The Digital Credentials Executive Board is comprised of senior leaders from IMS Contributing Member organizations who are working collaboratively to understand latest trends in digital credentials and to set priorities for evolving IMS Global's e-Transcript framework, CBE-aware ecosystem, and the Open Badges standard.
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Higher Education Institutional Leadership Board

The HED Institutional Leadership Board identifies major challenges facing the higher education learning community worldwide, both current and future, and to help guide the strategic priorities of IMS member community to advance technology to support innovative models for improving student outcomes.
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IMS Europe Leadership Board

The IMS Europe Leadership Board identifies major challenges facing the European learning community worldwide, both current and future, and to help guide the strategic priorities of IMS member community to advance technology to support innovative models for improving student outcomes.
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K-12 Institutional Leadership Board

The K-12 Institutional Leadership Board enables effective collaboration among school district and state leaders who are creating and implementing technology integration strategies that enable continuous improvement in instruction and personalized learning. The Leadership Board leads the adoption of open instructional technology interoperability standards for curriculum, assessment, and all aspects of instructional improvement for the benefit of school districts and states working to put in place a new generation of IT infrastructure.
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PIVOT Executive Board

The PIVOT Executive Leadership Board works to provide outreach, resources and demonstration projects that enable K-12 schools to offer an equitable transcript reflective of student growth and skills.
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Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

The Technical Advisory Board votes and reviews IMS GLC technical documents and specifications.

IMS Committees

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Assessment Product Steering Committee

The Assessment Product Steering Committee (fka, Executive Board on Assessment, EBA) is a group of IMS members and leaders in the assessment marketplace that work together to set the vision and roadmap for assessment interoperability. The committee provides feedback to the QTI technical workgroups, helps drive assessment enhancements and usability, fosters long-term alignment between accessibility and assessment, and promotes QTI as the de-facto standard for e-assessment interoperability.
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Caliper Analytics Product Steering Committee

The Caliper Analytics Product Steering Committee (PSC) is comprised of product suppliers and higher education institutions at the Contributing Member level who are providing leadership to design and implement coordinated activities to infuse market inputs and feedback to accelerate market adoption of the Caliper Analytics standard. For a supplier to participate in the PSC the supplier must have certified products.
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Digital Curriculum Product Steering Committee

The Digital Curriculum Product Steering Committee (PSC) is comprised of senior leaders from Contributing Member organizations who are working collaboratively to develop a coordinated product road map and policies to increase certifications of IMS standards to make it easier to support fully integrated digital content.
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Learning Tools and Content Evolution & Certification Committee

The Learning Tools and Content Evolution & Certification Committee (formerly Common Cartridge (CC) / Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) / Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) Accredited Profile Management Group (APMG)) identifies market priorities regarding the continuing use, enhancement and conformance process related to Common Cartridge, as a way to package and exchange content, and Learning Tools Interoperability, as a way to integrate third-party tools. The group also manages the evolution and conformance of LTI, CC and IWB.
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LTI Product Steering Committee

The LTI Product Steering Committee is comprised of product suppliers at the contributing member level who are providing leadership to design and implement coordinated activities to infuse market inputs and feedback into the growing portfolio of LTI-enabled data exchange services. To participate in the PSC the supplier must have certified products.
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OneRoster Product Steering Committee

The OneRoster Product Steering Committee (PSC) is comprised of senior executives from leading organizations who are helping to set priorities to accelerate adoption of OneRoster to make it easier for institutions to roster digital applications.
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QTI (Question and Test Interoperability) Evolution & Certification Committee

The QTI (Question and Test Interoperability) Evolution & Certification Committee (formerly the Question and Test (QTI) and Accessible Portable Item Protocol (APIP) APMG) identifies market priorities for electronic assessment, both summative and formative, including the application of accessibility. The group also manages the evolution and conformance of QTI and APIP.

Joint HED/K-12 Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN)

The Joint HED/K-12 Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN) are designed to provide a productive networking model for both HED and K-12 members to work together in a meaningful way to discuss pressing issues, share ideas, and build successful community-focused solutions. Each group focuses on compelling projects with clear milestones and deliverables to help participants develop solutions, best practices, and strategic resources to enable digital transformation to support teaching and learning innovation. 

Contact IMS for more information or if you are interested in participating in an Innovation Leadership Network.

Accessibility ILN

This leadership network is focused on accelerating adoption of an interoperable, accessible open ecosystem by articulating a clear alignment between accessibility requirements and IMS Global interoperability standards. *This is a joint K-12 and HED Innovation Leadership Network.

CASE Network ILN

The CASE Network of Competencies and Academic Standards is an authoring and distribution network of official CASE identifiers by standards authors, such as State Education Agencies (SEAs), and edtech suppliers. The purpose of the CASE Network is to make the creation, management, certification, and public distribution of official learning standards in machine-readable format more efficient than PDF’s alone. CASE Network provides a single, verifiable, trusted source of learning standards in CASE digital format, making it easier to support aligned instruction across the digital learning ecosystem.

K-12 Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN)

The K-12 Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN) are designed to provide a productive networking model for district and state members to work together in a meaningful way to discuss pressing issues, share ideas, and build successful community-focused solutions. Each group focuses on compelling projects with clear milestones and deliverables to help participants and the K-12 community at large develop solutions, best practices, and strategic resources to enable digital transformation to support teaching and learning innovation. The ILNs are also the conduit for K-12 institutional and state members to provide input into current and future IMS technical projects. Participation in the K-12 ILNs is limited to current IMS institutional members.

Contact IMS for more information or if you are interested in participating in a K-12 Innovation Leadership Network.

K-12 Credentials ILN

In this ILN, K-12 institutional members are focused on developing strategies for the effective use of digital credentials, collaborating to advance the digital credentials ecosystem, and furthering the adoption of innovative solutions that support competency-based education.

K-12 Curriculum ILN

This leadership network will focus on App Vetting, Student Privacy, Learning Platforms, Tools, Apps, Common Cartridge, CASE, with foundations in CASE Network, OneRoster, and 1EdTech.

K-12 Data and Assessment

This leadership network will focus on Retrieving Data, Returning Student Performance Data, Standardizing Testing Accommodations, Assigning Resources with foundations in CASE Network, OneRoster, and 1EdTech.

K-12 Member Development

This leadership network will focus on Onboarding, Branding, Helping small/rural districts, Marketing, and Communications.

State Assessment Leaders ILN

The State Assessment Innovation Leadership Network (ILN) is a collaborative group of state and district level assessment and technology leaders working to make online assessment systems, resources, and tools more efficient and effective.

State Educational Agencies (SEA) Advisory

The State Education Agency (SEA) Advisory group provides executive leadership and coordination of SEA members to increase participation and leadership of SEAs across the greater IMS community.

Higher Education Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN)

The HED Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN) are designed to provide a productive networking model for college and university members to work together in a meaningful way to discuss pressing issues, share ideas, and build successful community-focused solutions. Each group focuses on compelling projects with clear milestones and deliverables to help participants and the HED community at large develop solutions, best practices, and strategic resources to enable digital transformation to support teaching and learning innovation. The ILNs are also the conduit for HED institutional members to provide input into current and future IMS technical projects. Participation in the HED ILNs is limited to current IMS institutional members.

Contact IMS for more information or complete this interest form to sign up to participate in a HED Innovation Leadership Network.

Academic and Technology Officers

This leadership network is focused on the sharing of strategies and success aimed at addressing the most pressing issues of the relationship between CAO/CIOs (and their offices) as they scale their digital ecosystems to support student success.

Adaptive Learning

This group is exploring ways to share and track content within and between adaptive learning systems and to map IMS Global standards to those systems to make it easier for academic and IT staff to support adaptive learning initiatives. Initial projects include the collection of use cases on the relationship between adaptive learning and competency-based education.

Digital Credentials

This network is focused on advancing the interoperability standards needed to support lifelong learning utilizing micro-credentials and open badges to verify skills and competencies. It also is concerned with providing implementation best practices and support needed for extending the traditional transcript to digitally reflect a comprehensive record of achievement, and enabling the integration and transferability of high-value digital credentials.

Learning Data & Analytics

The focus of this institutional network is on accelerating the adoption and the use of clickstream data analytics from any educational application or platform. The participating institutional members are helping to further the adoption of Caliper Analytics®.

LTI Advantage and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Leadership

This very active group is laser-focused on achieving a plug-and-play ecosystem of learning platforms, apps, and tools to enable teaching and learning innovation. This group is collaborating on developing best practices, use cases, and other resources needed to help to make it easier for all IT, faculty, and students to utilize the content and technology they want.

IMS Task Forces

Task Forces are groups where Contributing Members work collaboratively to develop a charter for new work on interoperability standards. A Task Force can also be an ad hoc group convened to solve a specific problem, develop a recommendation or work product.

Edu-API Interaction Models Task Force

This Edu-API Interaction Models Task Force will focus on models for Edu-API.

Edu-API Requirements Task Force

This Edu-API Requirements Task Force will focus on gathering requirements.