The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) invites participation in the IMS GLC public community from users of IMS specifications from around the globe. By participating in the IMS GLC public community, through specification development, interoperability trials, leadership activities, and community sharing of best practices, you can help improve the future of learning.

Using IMS GLC Specifications and providing valuable feedback to the IMS GLC public community is one way you can help. Many IMS GLC specifications are consider the worldwide de facto standards in delivering learning technology products and services. IMS specifications set the standard for learning systems and enable information and resource sharing between learning systems components, other business systems, and external systems and repositories. IMS specifications can help you integrate learning systems into your organization; help you share data across different systems from different suppliers, and realize benefits from your investments in learning technology.

IMS GLC offers over 16 specifications in various areas of learning technology- from accessibility to web services. The specifications have varying degrees of implementation and adoption. IMS GLC is eager to get your involvement and input. Many organizations around the world experiment with, distribute, profile, extend, translate, and otherwise make use of IMS GLC specifications. It is absolutely essential for the vitality of IMS GLC and for ongoing improvement of IMS GLC work that the users connect in with the IMS GLC public community. IMS GLC works include copyright legends and for some purposes, a license to use. The purpose of the legends and license are to provide usage rights, encourage users of IMS works to provide feedback to the IMS GLC public community and to enable enforcement of interoperability.

The following IMS GLC public community link provides a summary and primer of the various ways in which IMS GLC specifications are typically used and provides details on how to get involved: How to Use IMS Documents - Join the Public Community

Government entities, educational or training institutions, and product or service companies interested in formal participation in IMS GLC through membership or subscription should read about the types of formal affiliations.