Welcome to the 1EdTech Foundation

What is 1EdTech?

1EdTech is a business ecosystem that has at its foundation trusted educational technology products and trusted interoperable connections that enable high return on digital learning for school districts, higher education institutions, and corporations. The 1EdTech ecosystem spans the multitude of product-specific or institution-specific ecosystems.

1EdTech is also the abbreviated name for the 1EdTech Foundation, a public charity sponsored by foundations, institutions, and corporations that believe in our unique cause: the need for an ecosystem of products that work together to enable better digital learning experiences that span across all institutions and suppliers.

Why 1EdTech Now?

The “Internet of Digital Learning Applications and Platforms” is rapidly evolving. But very few applications work seamlessly together for the needs of teachers and students. However, internet connectivity, social platforms, and commercial internet platforms have failed the “trust test” for the safety and control of user data needed for education. 1EdTech is a research and development collaborative that is funding the “connective tissue” needed on top of the internet to enable trust, innovation, and seamless connections between educational platforms and applications.

1EdTech provides a process for a district to look at every data element that OneRoster presents and understand where it may have issues with the way it collects and stores data, as well as how its SIS presents the data. 1EdTech enables the district to understand its data as part of a larger system and not just as isolated pieces of information.
Steve Buettner
Director of Media and Technology
Edina Public Schools


What is the 1EdTech Foundation Investing In?

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1EdTech Application

A conformance, characterization, and comparison testing application. This high quality and informative testing tool enables plug-and-play integration between digital products and educational institutions.

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1EdTech Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) Registry

A trusted digital public repository of state learning standards and competencies to make it easy for ecosystem products to reference the authoritative published sources.

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1EdTech Improving Standards, Certification, and Specification Adoption

Through improved testing tools, documentation, and knowledge bases 1EdTech is working across the education sector to improve the understanding, implementation, and adoption IMS Standards.

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1EdTech Reference Implementations and Code Libraries

Software that makes it easy for ecosystem participants to implement the underlying open standards required to guarantee trusted data interchange and seamless usability.

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Note: Current investments are focused on U.S. implementations.

How We Do It?

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One organization, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, has become the largest global innovation collaboration across all education sectors. IMS is a non-profit membership organization that has succeeded in developing an ecosystem of innovative products that can connect seamlessly through trusted connections using IMS open standards, which are free to access and use. IMS Global manages the development and deployment of 1EdTech technologies and research. IMS has many membership options for all types and sizes of organizations for those that may be interested in joining the collaboration. 

Become a Sponsor

Please contact us by filling out the 1EdTech inquiry web form below.