Lake Mary, FL (USA), June 2020 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a leading non-profit collaborative that advances educational technology impact, recently announced the winning projects from the Learning Impact Awards 2020 competition.
The IMS Learning Impact Awards celebrate the fusion of innovative teaching and learning solutions with a bold strategy for digital transformation to improve educational outcomes. Winners are voted on by a panel of experts who observe and evaluate presentations of each project and the edtech community at large.
From 23 finalists, eight projects were selected for showing a high impact on personalized learning; institutional performance; or the digital learning ecosystem in K-12, higher education, or lifelong learning. This year's medalists are Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and XtremeLabs; TAFE NSW; UC Berkeley; MagicBox; PlayPosit; Florida Virtual School, Broward County Public Schools and Public Consulting Group; and Mashpee Public Schools and CatchOn.
2020 Platinum Medals
- Digital Hands-on Learning Labs for FAST Track IT Programs — XtremeLabs LLC and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) (Video, Paper)
- Virtual Reality in Vocational Training: Evaluating Effectiveness and Efficacy — TAFE NSW (Video, Paper)
2020 Gold Medals
- Berkeley Online Advising (BOA): Transforming Data for Student Success — Berkeley Online Advising (BOA); Research Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley (Video, Paper)
- MagicBox — Digital Education Solution for Student Success - MagicBox (Video, Paper)
2020 Silver Medals
- Interactive Video, Reimagined — PlayPosit (Video, Paper)
- Simply Speak — Simply Speak and Florida Virtual School (Video, Paper)
2020 Bronze Medals
- Broward OpenCLR Lab — Public Consulting Group and Broward County Public Schools (Video, Paper)
- Leveraging Actionable Data to Transform and Safeguard Learning Environments — CatchOn and Mashpee Public Schools (Video, Paper)
A summary and analysis of trends from all final projects are presented annually in the IMS Learning Impact Report. The 2020 report will be released in the fall. The nomination period for the 2021 competition opens in January.