The theme of CoSN 2015 was empowering districts to “enable their digital leap” and the conference made good on that promise with the release of a new primer called “Interoperability Standards for Education: Working Together to Strategically Connect the K-12 Enterprise.”
The guide is designed to help schools understand why interoperability standards matters, highlighting the most widely used and emerging standards: digital content; data connectivity; data integration; authentication authorization and identity management; portals and portlets ; file sharing; network infrastructure; and digital accessibility.
The primer also covers interoperability governance at the district-level with lead-user profiles of interoperability solutions provides practical considerations for IT managers.
“This unique resource, written by chief technology officers for chief technology officers, is truly one of a kind, says Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “There is not a tool like this for K-12 leadership that paints such a full picture on these standards.”
“K-12 school district technology leaders who do not know these interoperability standards are not running their IT environments effectively—and therefore, somebody else is making decisions for them. The primer will help educate and change that course,” says John Alawneh, Ph.D, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Katy Independent School District, Chair, CoSN Technology Committee.
To download the primer click here.