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The abbreviation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


The abbreviation for the Internet Engineering Task Force.


ILN - the abbreviation for Innovative Leadership Network, a collaborative group of leaders working on an area of common interest in member only, virtual meetings. 

Example:  The Learner Success ILN is a community network of higher education professionals interested in discussing and sharing best practices, insights and innovations around leveraging data and analytics to support learner success. 


The former name of 1EdTech, IMS Global Learning Consortium.  (IMS stood for the Instructional Management System project). 

Example:  1EdTech, formerly known as IMS, has been accelerating open standards and innovation in learning environments since 1997. 

Interactive Whiteboard

The Interactive Whiteboard/Common File Format (IWB/CFF) standard, published by 1EdTech, defines a file format to hold content primarily designed to be viewed on a large display. Much of this content will be designed to be interactive, so objects can move around the page. The primary goal of this format is to establish a format that can be opened, edited, saved, and used across many whiteboard applications so that teaching content can be exchanged between establishments.

Internet Engineering Task Force

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet.


Interoperable (interoperability) means that different devices, software, or systems can communicate with each other and exchange data. For example, a smartphone and a computer can be interoperable if they can both use the same type of file format. This means that you can easily transfer files from your phone to your computer, or vice versa.

Interoperability is important because it makes it easier to use different technologies together. For example, if you have a smart home with a variety of different devices, such as a thermostat, a doorbell, and a security system, you want to be able to control them all from a single app. If the devices are interoperable, you can do this.


The abbreviation for Item Response Theory (


The abbreviation for the International Organization for Standards/International Electrotechnical Commission.


Thhe abbreviation for the Interactive Whiteboard, a standard developed by 1EdTech.