Learning Impact Program

Learning Impact Program

IMS provides a complete program of activities to recognize the achievement of innovative use of technology to support and enhance learning.

Learning Impact Leadership Institute

The Future of EdTech Starts Here! The Learning Impact Leadership Institute is IMS Global’s signature annual conference where senior executives from colleges, universities, school districts, states, and technology organizations not only talk about change...but make change happen. Learning Impact is all about enabling a new generation of educational leadership.

Learning Impact Awards and Learning Impact Report

The only global competition that recognizes the effective use of technology in context to support and improve K-12, higher education, and lifelong learning based on evidence of impact. In 2020, a panel of expert judges and votes from the edtech community-at-large selected eight medal winners from 23 finalists competing. All final projects are outlined in the annual Learning Impact Report, which provides an analysis of trends for the current year and offers a series of pragmatic themes, practices, and recommendations to help institutions and educational authorities determine if they have considered a broad range of potentially impactful technology innovation. The 2020 report releases in the fall. The nomination period for the 2021 competition opens in January.

Download the 2019 Learning Impact Report

Learning Impact Awards Evaluators

The Learning Impact evaluators serve annually to evaluate the Learning Impact Award nominations, contribute to the development of the annual Learning Impact Report, and identify priorities needed to evolve the awards program. Contact Us if you are interested in participating as a Learning Impact Awards Evaluator for the 2021 competition.

Learning Impact Blog

Honest and relevant commentary from IMS CEO Rob Abel and other IMS staff on the future of education, technology, and digital impact.

See How IMS is Helping Institutions Prepare for the Future

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Instructure is deeply committed to the goals and initiatives of IMS Global. The Learning Impact Leadership Institute helps raise awareness for the collaborative work being done to further open standards and innovation in education.

Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure

The Learning Impact Leadership Institute is a conduit for connecting Purdue with other institutions that have the same needs and issues providing better learning technology for instructors and students. Talking to technology leaders about shared challenges has enabled better decisions while reducing mistakes by learning from the experience of others.

Jason Fish

Jason Fish

Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University

I experienced my first Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2018 in Baltimore.  Every session, meal conversation, and hallway gathering illuminated new knowledge and awareness of our common goals in digital learning. This conference allowed me the opportunity to network with individuals in every space of education technology.

Emily Bell

Emily Bell

Director of Enterprise Applications, Fulton County Schools