Lake Mary, FL (USA), December 2018 - IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced 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.
The 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 the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology in order 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."