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The Digital Shift & Ecoystem

Interoperability for Data, Curriculum and Accessibility Needs in the Digital Age

"The new IT architecture will require integration of the different teaching and learning systems: student profiles, content and assessment, professional development, intervention tools, and tutoring and support systems. The more effectively these work together, the more valuable the feedback on how to help students advance and the more time teachers have to facilitate learning. With transparency and choice, students can increasingly become drivers of their own education. We’ll need to adhere to interoperability and technology standards that enable sharing of data. Interoperability standards and robust application programming interfaces (APIs) are needed to create a well-developed, enterprise-wide IT system. In addition, we need to make it easier for teachers and students to access the right content, print and digital, at the right time. This requires content management systems tied to assessment engines, using learning analytics with individual student profiles. Finally, schools need flexibility in accessing content and applications across a variety of technologies and platforms."

Susan Patrick
President and CEO of the International Association for K–12 Online Learning
Re-Engineering Information Technology Design Considerations for Competency Education

Interoperability with Instructional Resources and Data

Resources

SEDTA Data Interoperability Resources

Re-Engineering Information Technology Design Considerations for Competency Education, A CompetencyWorks Issue Brief, International Association for K–12 Online Learning.  (Review charts on page 15 and 18)

Re-engineering Information Technology Design Considerations for Competency Education

IMS Learning Consortium

IMS Global's Learning Tools Interoperability 

COSN Interoperability Standards

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054