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Learning Impact Awards Evaluation Criteria

All Learning Impact Award nominees are evaluated on how the named product or service addresses the following Learning Impact criteria.Learning Impact Awards Logo

Impact on Personalized Learning

  • Enables customized student learning
  • Enhances the effectiveness of pedagogy or learner engagement
  • Enhances self-directed learning, critical thinking, or metacognitive skills
  • Supports the development and assessment of key competencies
  • Provides greater access to proven quality instructional strategies
  • Offers 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 instructor efficiency
  • Represents a radical improvement in access, affordability, or quality of education
  • Enables planning or management of competency development
  • Facilitates more efficient sharing of best practices
  • Provides a distinctive organizational learning advantage
  • Boosts 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 market-leading or innovative 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 1EdTech standards or services demonstrated by certification to standards (such as LTI®, QTI®, Common Cartridge®, Caliper Analytics®, OneRoster®, Comprehensive Learner Record Standard, Open Badges, etc.)


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