Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2019) — CoSN today launched its full Toolkit to help school districts improve their interoperability — the seamless sharing of content and services between systems and applications. Interoperability has grown in importance as digital content and e-learning technologies have become more prevalent nationwide.
“Achieving interoperability can be a complicated process for school districts. It’s important to reduce that impediment and not discourage the use of e-learning technologies. The complete Interoperability Toolkit gives ed tech leaders a full range of resources to leverage in one convenient space,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.
Available at no cost to ed tech leaders, the Interoperability Toolkit features:
- A maturity model with self-assessment tools;
- Standards guidelines;
- Interactive and downloadable cost calculators;
- School district case studies;
- RFP guidelines; as well as
- Discussion tools to advance interoperability.
When addressing interoperability, CoSN encourages all districts to review and sign the Project Unicorn Pledge. The pledge demonstrates a district’s commitment to provide secure access to student data, educate practitioners and families about student privacy, promote equity, as well as ensure fiscal responsibility for education technology purchases.
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. cosn.org
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.