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Learning Impact Awards Evaluation Criteria

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Each entry is judged on the extent to which the named product or service addresses the following Learning Impact criteria.

Impact on Personalized Learning

  • Enables customized student learning
  • Enhances effectiveness of pedagogy or learner engagement
  • Enhances self-directed learning, critical thinking or metacognitive skills
  • Supports development and/or assessment of key competencies
  • Provides greater access to proven quality instructional strategies
  • Provides greater convenience for learners
  • Enables lifelong learning
  • Includes or enables integrated assessment or better assessment of student learning/core competencies

Impact on Institutional Performance

  • Promotes institutional success and improvement
  • Enables improved learner and/or instructor efficiency
  • Represents a radical improvement in access, affordability, or quality of education
  • Enables planning or management of competency development
  • Enables more efficient sharing of best practices
  • Provides a distinctive organizational learning advantage
  • Enables clarity of learning outcomes
  • Improves results in mastery of subject matter as measured by formative or summative assessments

Impact on the Digital Learning Ecosystem

  • Demonstrates the ability of products to work together in innovative ways
  • Provides a seamless way to incorporate advanced functionality requiring little or no faculty, teacher, or learner training to use
  • Utilizes open standards for data, content, or services
  • Shares data, content, or services seamlessly with other applications from other vendors at a minimal cost
  • Combines best-of-breed products from multiple vendors that share data, content, or services
  • Has enabled and caused practical feedback into the standards process to improve future interoperability standards
  • Utilizes IMS standards or services demonstrated by certification to standards, such as LTI, QTI, Common Cartridge, Caliper, OneRoster, etc.)