A teacher who wants to quickly correlate attendance data with test scores. An education technology vendor who wants his instructional app to be automatically updated with the latest instructional data. It’s people like these that members of the Ed-Fi Community have in mind when they design and enhance the different components of Ed-Fi technology.
It’s all about the students. The new software that schools bring on every day, the streams of data they make available to teachers, every technical innovation the education sector introduces or aspires to; it’s all about helping students get the best education possible.… Read More
Philip Heimes is Chief Technology Officer for the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and Co-Creator of EASOL, the Educator and Student Open Learning initiative.… Read More
Think of the Ed-Fi Exchange somewhere between an app store, idea lab and R&D outlet. It creates an arena for states and districts to share promising developments they’ve made using Ed-Fi technology that others in the Ed-Fi Community might be able to use to fit their own needs.… Read More
Guest Contributor: Dean Folkers, CIO, Nebraska DOE In my experience as CIO of the Nebraska Department of Education, approaches to leadership in educational technology and data management/usage vary widely among agencies nationwide.… Read More
Education agencies and organizations – from the state level to districts, down to the individual schools and classrooms – continue to evaluate how they can benefit from personalized data while maintaining the highest degree of student privacy.… Read More
Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, was honored Friday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott her at our home base here in Austin, TX. Earlier this year, Shanna was selected as the best teacher in the country, not only for her work educating students, but for mentoring other teachers.… Read More
As part of our ongoing commitment to advancing the protection of student data, we are talking with leading vendors and educational organizations to learn more about the ways they are using and safeguarding student data.… Read More
Since so many members of the Ed-Fi Community are building solutions based on Microsoft technology, I decided to attend Microsoft’s Public Sector Industry Solution University (ISU) event at the beginning of August.… Read More
As part of our ongoing commitment to advancing the protection of student data, we are talking with leading vendors and educational organizations to learn more about the ways they use and safeguard student data in a series of blogs. We recently talked with Eric Wong, VP of engineering and chief security officer of Ellevation, LLC to understand his organization’s approach to using and safeguarding student data to support educators. Here's what he had to say.