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Innovation Leadership Networks (ILN)

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.