Information Technology Services (ITS)

IMS HigherEd Leadership Council

Published on: October 19, 2015

University of Toronto: First Canadian University Appointed to IMS Higher Education Leadership Council

The University of Toronto has been selected for the IMS Global Consortium’s Higher Education Leadership Council, as Canada’s first appointment to this important educational advisory panel. IMS Global is a non-profit member collaborative inventing the future of educational and learning technology.  

IMS enables a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together. IMS suppliers are the market leaders in innovation. IMS institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster.

The goal of the IMS Higher Education Leadership Council is to advance effective use of innovative technologies to support teaching and learning, including adoption of efficient IT practices that make the sharing of data from various sources easier and more actionable, thus supporting the efforts to scale educational attainment.  The University of Toronto will be represented on the HELC by Dr. Avi Hyman, Director of Academic and Collaborative Technologies.

The Higher Education Leadership Council works closely with IMS leadership to provide guidance in the development and adoption of IMS standards to enable an institution to become more agile in integrating digital applications, platforms and tools into the enterprise to evolve personalized connected learning.  Participants are generally vice-provosts, CIOs, and other technology/curriculum thought leaders appointed by IMS based upon their interest and commitment in leading the adoption of open standards in higher education.

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