Dr. Charles R. Severance receives IMS Global leadership award


Charles Severance

Charles Severance

Dr. Charles R. Severance, clinical associate professor of information at the University of Michigan School of Information, has been awarded the 2017 William H. (Bill) Graves Leadership Award by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation.

The award, presented at the Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Denver on May 18, honors an individual who is making an extraordinary difference in realizing the mission of IMS Global Learning Consortium to advance technology that can affordably scale and improved educational participation and attainment. The award honors the late Dr. Bill Graves, one of the founders of IMS Global.

"We are pleased to recognize Dr. Charles R. Severance for his many contributions to the IMS Global community, in particular over 10 years of work dedicated to making the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard a reality," said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. "The success we are seeing with LTI is a testament to Dr. Severance's vision and pioneering work in the edtech community."

The William H. (Bill) Graves Leadership Award includes a $10,000 monetary prize. In addition to the Leadership prize, the organization announced winners for a number of other awards. More than 500 education technology leaders attended the Denver event.

Posted July 13, 2017