IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.
IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS) is developing and promoting open specifications for facilitating online distributed learning activities such as locating and using educational content, tracking learner progress, reporting learner performance, and exchanging student records between administrative systems. IMS has two key goals:
  1. Defining the technical specifications for interoperability of applications and services in distributed learning, and
  2. supporting the incorporation of the IMS specifications into products and services worldwide. IMS endeavors to promote the widespread adoption of specifications that will allow distributed learning environments and content from multiple authors to work together (in technical parlance, "interoperate").
Keywords: association organization consortium IMS global learning online e-learning education assessment
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Centers, Organizations, Interest Groups
Entry Date: January 15, 2001