Today at the 2016 Ed-Fi Alliance Summit, I had the pleasure of announcing the public release of MappingEDU, a powerful data mapping tool – as well as the upgrade and enhancement of both the Operational Data Store (ODS) Application Programming Interface (API) and the Ed-Fi Exchange.… Read More
For the last three years, we’ve had the privilege of hosting education and technology leaders from across the country at our annual Ed-Fi Summit.… Read More
As attendance at the Ed-Fi Alliance Summit & Technical Bootcamp continues to grow each year – doubling annually since 2013 – we continue to look for new ways and opportunities for the members of the Ed-Fi Community to engage with and further grow their connections within this dedicated and committed group of education leaders.… Read More
The 4th Annual Ed-Fi Alliance Summit is set for October 12-14 in Austin, Texas and this year we’re doing things a bit differently. We’re committed to listening to and addressing the input and needs of the Ed-Fi Community, and this year’s Summit is no different.… Read More
You can’t reach the finish line in one stride. But you can take steps that make the finish line easier to reach. Some strides, in other words, get you further than others. In the world of education, bringing together a school’s many different data sources — i.e., data integration — is one of those strides.
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