K–12 education institutions are increasingly looking to digital content and related e-learning technologies to meet evolving education needs and goals.
Technology-based products, services, and resources are making positive impacts on education and are improving efficiency and outcomes in teaching, learning, and classroom and school management. And yet, as educators grow more sophisticated in their use of technology, there are gaps in the integration and interfaces among disparate applications.
FCS has developed this Data Interoperability Tool to help districts increase the interoperability of their academic and operational systems.
Change Doesn’t Have to Hurt.
When Oxford Public Schools in Massachusetts, which has 1,458 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1, started looking for an SIS system to combine with its existing SPED system, interoperability was a key focus so that data could easily flow between the systems, said Kadion Phillips, Director of Technology for Oxford Public Schools.
“Changing over from any system is painful,” Phillips said, although he said by doing it in phases eased some of the bumps along the way. Opting for interoperability, however, will provide a good return on investment, especially for the district’s families. “We can bring in tech, but we first have to make sure it’s going to be actually useful for all our constituents,” he said.
K–12 Schools’ Diligence Leads to Rewarding Interoperable Network
For principals and school technology leaders, the path to optimization often starts with asking the right questions, hiring those with the skills to master interoperability tools, and staying on top of which integrations are needed and what solutions are available to make them happen.
Fewer logins, automated data transfers and an enjoyable experience across platforms are all made possible when integration is done right. Forward-thinking tool like FCS’ Data Interoperability Tool focus on the right balance between scalability and interoperability so that educators can use the platform quickly to its full potential. Send us a message for a free consultation.