THESIS Flyer and Overview Presentation
The THESIS Overview Flyer (pdf) are materials created by IMS Global to provide a brief snapshot of the THESIS program, including an overview of benefits provided to colleges and universities who pledge to adopt the principles of the THESIS program to move the institution towards an open platform to help make the use of technology and digital resources easier and more effective.
|The THESIS Overview presentation (ppt) provides an overview of the program that can be used to introduce the program to your institution.|
“Technology in Higher Education in Support of Innovation for Student Success” or THESIS for short, is a collaboration among leading colleges and universities worldwide to enable a 10-100x improvement in the adoption of innovative digital technologies in support of teaching and learning. Pledging support for THESIS signifies a commitment to the work of an institutional-led community to evolve to an academic IT enterprise that is based on open standards. These open standards make technology experiences more seamless and productive for teachers and students, reduce the time and cost of integration, and reduce barriers to entry for new suppliers.
THESIS provides an easy, free framework to help colleges and universities to take the first steps towards an open academic enterprise and provides the support to make procurements and upgrades that advance the adoption of open standards relatively easy and at no additional cost. Specifically, THESIS is designed to:
By pledging to support THESIS, your institution will join a collaboration of higher education institutions who encourage the adoption of the principles of the THESIS program that will accelerate the adoption of the IMS standards to enable faculty and students to work more efficiently and effectively.
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Any college or university may pledge to participate in the THESIS program. There is no cost to participate in the collaboration. Institutions pledging support will be provided the following IMS support to further the stated goals for THESIS:
Qualification for the above IMS support requires an official executive commitment (e.g. president, provost, CFO or CIO) to encourage IMS Global Learning Consortium certification as part of the campus procurement policy. The executive endorsement is essential because IMS will be making an investment in supporting your institution and needs some assurance of commitment at the institutional level. In addition, the executive endorsements for THESIS aid IMS in its work to encourage suppliers to fully adopt IMS open interoperability and achieve certification. Membership in IMS Global is not required.
Interested institutions may submit a request to participate in THESIS to IMS Global. Upon receipt of your pledge, IMS will contact you to confirm your request to join the THESIS community. Upon confirmation, IMS will provide you with the THESIS toolkit of reference materials and access to support forums to help your institution begin to incorporate adoption of IMS interoperability.