Wednesday, April 22, 2015

IMS Global Seeks Members for Its Newest Initiative with Mozilla Foundation

By Gina Howard and James Willis 

On April 21, 2015, the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS/ IMS Global) announced the creation of the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative. This new initiative will aim to accelerate the adoption, integration, and transferability of digital credentials and badges in schools, institutions, and corporations. With this new initiative, they are now seeking to form a group of IMS Digital Credentialing charter members.

In addition to their recent partnership with Mozilla Foundation, IMS Digital Credentialing will also complement and further IMS’s leadership in competency-based learning, and continue to build off their partnerships with AACRAO and the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) to define extended digital transcript and CBE interoperability. This new partnership with the Mozilla Foundation promises to assist with the evolution, adoption and promotion of Mozilla Open Badges.

IMS is a nonprofit organization that advances technology to help improve educational participation and attainment. Their mission is to enable the future of education through collaboration on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS 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 that are going to help shape the future of educational technology.

If you're interested in joining the IMS Credentialing charter team, institutions, corporations, and suppliers are invited to attend the upcoming IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Atlanta, GA, May 4 - 7 or contact the team at

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