In May 2022, IMS Global Learning Consortium rebranded as 1EdTech—a new name to fit the evolution of our collaboration.
IMS Global has been at the forefront of enabling an interoperable digital learning ecosystem for over 25 years.
Supported by a growing membership of K-20 education, government agencies, and educational technology leaders, we're recognized as one of the world's most prolific open standards organizations.
Our new name 1EdTech demonstrates what our community has become—a productive partnership of almost 900 organizations dedicated to enabling unlimited potential in every learner.
1EdTech signifies a united commitment to achieving an open, trusted, and innovative educational technology ecosystem that serves the needs of every learner.
Together, we power learner potential.
1EdTech is a forward-looking brand that our members and partners can be proud to stand behind as we create the future of education together. Together, our community focuses on enabling a set of imperatives or leadership strategies that define better models for the future of education. These imperatives describe what our members are able to do when they fully leverage the power of our collaboration.
Enabling Teaching and Learning That Rises Above
Transformative Digital Learning
1EdTech members are leaders in creating digital learning experiences that rise above the norm. At our core, we believe faculty and learners deserve a trusted, innovation-ready, and future-proof connected ecosystem. We do this, by aligning the practical work of technology with the mission of academics—positioning our members to lead future innovation.
Achieve a Responsive, Innovative, and Trusted Ecosystem
Benefit from best-in-class experiences for faculty and students with plug-and-play integrations that work across thousands of products.
- Seamless Access to Resources
- Improved Product Choice
- Greater Agility
- Digital on Day One
- Student Data Privacy
Personalized Learner Journeys
1EdTech members are designing and implementing personalized and student-centered learning. The fundamental challenge is a program design that provides the rigorous core of aligned instruction plus the options required to create or tailor relevant learning experiences for diverse learners with diverse goals.
Give Learners and Faculty a Foundation of Choice and Personalization
Leverage the most extensive and innovative collection of tools, curriculum, and learning platforms to meet the needs of all students.
- Flexible instruction
- Inclusive access
- Curriculum equity
- Outcomes aligned
- Add your own tools
Inventing a Better Future, One Learner at a Time
Helping Learners Tell Their Story
Achievement, Opportunity, and Employment
1EdTech members are revolutionizing how learners capture their achievements and competencies beyond the traditional transcript to help each student tell their story. They do this by leveraging digital microcredentials and learner-owned lifelong achievement records developed and supported by the 1EdTech community.
Help Learners Capture and Share Achievements for a Lifetime of Opportunities
Enable new connections between the world of work and the world of education, enhancing opportunity and building lifelong relationships between education providers and learners at all levels.
- Enhance student pathways
- Enable a richer transcript with a variety of achievements
- Increase offerings for alumni
- Recognize achievement at a granular level
- Build stronger partnerships with employers
- Connect your students to employers
Learner Success, Retention, and Outcomes
As 1EdTech members innovate and create the future of digital learning, we need to know if our strategies are making the changes we want to see for our students.
The 1EdTech community is working together to build data access into the ecosystem. We are getting ahead of this rapidly evolving field through deep collaboration to harness the power of and make the best use of the data we can get today while working on a better future for all educational stakeholders.
Ensure Your Ecosystem Provides Usable Insights and Reliable Data
Data designed into the ecosystem helps everyone understand, act and improve.
- Analyze student activity in time to help
- Set baselines for data expectations
- Enable large-scale data collection
- Provide real-time analysis and messaging
- Enable sharing of data with partners
- Understand the usage of learning apps
Providing Insights That Foster Student Success
Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Digital Learning
University of Central Florida
“My definition of creativity is solving problems within limitations. We all face hurdles with learning management systems, but when you work with 1EdTech standards, you can come up with innovative and sustainable solutions. We don't have to worry that something will break every time the software updates. We set the rules, and the game isn't going to change on us.”