You are here

Interoperability and RFP

Audience: Administrators, Teachers

Interoperability is how schools can save educators and teacher’s time. Interoperability connects siloed systems.

Interoperability strategies, over time, can minimize budget increases, time delays, dissatisfaction, and functionality gaps because interoperability create connections and relationships that promote and build digital ecosystems.

We can break interoperability into:

  • Interoperability: The connection between systems that produces the ability to take digital objects from one system and use it in another. Systems can be platforms, content, user, and data.
  • Accessibility: How we address different abilities of learners to successfully interact with learning materials and used by learners from different locations and devices. Accessibility addresses distance and device interoperability.
  • Reusability: The ability to use learning materials in multiple applications, courses, and context.
  • Future Change: Organizations must deal with change. RFP needs to be flexible enough to help make informed decisions for current and future needs.

Interoperability need to address systems, different ability of learners, content reuse, and the future change. Our goal for creating subsequent materials will address each of these 4 major areas of interoperability, share how to connect to systems at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and provide sample RFP and RFI from school districts and CESA.

We will be writing these in sections. You may see a few coming soon pages such as:

  • Student Information Systems
  • Learning Management Systems

We have a couple of requests for you.

  1. Please let us know what kind of RFP would help you.
  2. Please share RFPs you have, we catalog them into areas so they can be shared with other schools. Imagine an RFP repository for you and colleagues to use.

Please use the contact from below for Sam Kong.

For questions about this information, contact Sam Kong (608) 267-7859