Leading Organizations Will Work Together to Advance High-Quality Information Technology Infrastructures and Promote Teaching and Learning Excellence Across Europe
LAKE MARY, Florida, 29 November 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium
(IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact announced today a mutual agreement with the EUNIS
(European University Information Systems), the association of information technology services in European higher education and research.
Under this agreement, EUNIS and IMS will collaborate to promote the existence of high-quality infrastructures and services to support the activities of education and research institutions in Europe. EUNIS and IMS will bring together leaders from European universities and other organizations to explore new directions and contribute to innovation and excellence in information technology for education, research, and administration.
Both organizations will share information about their activities and events that will be of interest to the other’s members. In addition, EUNIS and IMS will join efforts to disseminate standards, IT policies, and best practices for the use of information technology in education, research, and administration, in accordance with European regulations and guidelines.
EUNIS and IMS will become members of each other’s organization, and a EUNIS representative will receive a seat on the IMS Europe Board, which guides and supports the work of IMS Europe member organizations.
"EUNIS is delighted to extend the collaboration with IMS Global in order to drive forward together, the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology, to best support information technology in higher education," said Raimund Vogl, EUNIS President.
“As evidenced by growing IMS membership and strong leadership in IMS activities from European institutions and educational technology suppliers, the edtech community in Europe is instrumental in supporting the evolution and adoption of open standards,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We believe this collaboration will result in better engagement and information sharing between IMS and EUNIS members, and substantive progress advancing innovative teaching and learning solutions for institutions across Europe.”
About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology to affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS Global members are leading suppliers, institutions, and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS Global sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute
, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.
EUNIS (European University Information Systems) is a nonprofit association statutory governed by the French law. The mission of EUNIS is to help member institutions develop their information technology (IT) landscape by sharing experiences and working together. EUNIS fosters exchanges, cooperation, and debates between the entities responsible for information systems in higher education (universities, research institutes, education-oriented organisations) within Europe. With special interest groups (SIGs) focusing on top issues of the higher education IT community (e.g. teaching and learning, information security, benchmarking, student mobility), EUNIS has an excellent platform to launch initiatives and activities for knowledge exchange, cooperation and sharing of best practices, helping to transform the topical areas. The implementation of standards and guidelines is also among the priorities to EUNIS. For more information visit: www.eunis.org