Toolkit to Help Districts Support Interoperability of Technology
The nonprofit Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released a toolkit to help K–12 school districts increase the interoperability of their academic and operational systems. The toolkit contains a quiz that allows institutions to self-assess their systems’ interoperability, a calculator to estimate the costs associated with systems that do not work well together, documentation on interoperability standards, case studies, language for drafting procurement documents that keep interoperability in mind, and communication tools for opening discussions about interoperability with school administrators who may not have the technical expertise needed to understand the full importance of the issue.
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