We decided to interview Cliff Lloyd, CIO of the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE), about his state's involvement with the development of Ed-Fi technology. Here are a few of the valuable insights and experiences that Cliff shared with us about the development process, contributions to the community, and the future implications of this work.
Practical Approaches that Advance Data Use AND Amp Up Privacy Protections Ensuring the privacy of student data continues to be a major concern for the education sector and particularly for the education technology community we are a part of. … Read More
Guest Blogger: Eric Wong, VP of Engineering, Ellevation The engineer simply couldn’t take any more. Throwing up her hands and pushing back from her IKEA desk with a clearly audible sigh of frustration, she stalked off to the coffee machine for the third (or was it fourth?) refill of her beloved Chewbacca mug.… Read More
Big or small, technology improvements and input to the Ed-Fi Data Standard that benefit the Ed-Fi Community are adding up to have a significant effect on the education sector.… Read More
School districts are finding a new approach that would enable them to enjoy all the benefits of a statewide SIS, but with none of the constrictions.
Former Assistant Director of Innovation Services at Santa Ana Unified School District discusses challenges supporting personalized learning as teachers chose a variety of specialized software to meet their specific teaching or student learning style and ways to cut data integration costs in the process.
As an administrative software company serving the education sector, Skyward recognizes the need for broad-scope frameworks to standardize the collection, transmission and use of a mountain of data. The Ed-Fi Alliance provides a solution to that problem in the form of its Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology components. For educational technology vendors, now is the time to get involved with the Ed-Fi Community.
In the world of US public education, 2014 was marked by miscellaneous controversies, flame-outs, and debates. The year kicked off with the demise of inBloom, sustained an ongoing conversation about student data privacy and standardized testing, and culminated in a lather of concern about Common Core State Standards.… Read More
We asked Holly Glover, Director of Data Use and Privacy at Arkansas Department of Education and a former classroom teacher, to comment ways that state collaboration on the new Ed-Fi Dashboards 1.3 has helped Arkansas deliver simplified educator access to valuable data on their students. This is what she had to say:
This technical preview gives you an early-stage look at innovative field-based work that puts the power of transactional data processing to work for educators, families and students.