A4L Community Newsletter - June 2016 June 2016 - Page 4
NEWSLETTER | Issue 32
Our Priorities for the year ahead…
The vision and mission have not
Strategic Tech: Priority Areas.
adopted and implemented. Building off
changed much since 1997 – we still
various outreach mechanisms
the “simple” S of the 4S’s, numerous
collectively as a Community have work
collection points indicated that highest
technical tools and detailed successful
adoption documents will be developed.
But just like education and
learning, we have the opportunity to
T hese are designed to promote the
continue and expand on the great work
Bridging the gap between SIF
Community’s work as the “best fit for
2x and 3x
my use case” by both end users and
Raising the bar for Certification
of one of the world’s largest non-profit
allowing schools to do what they do
best – teach!
Support for national projects in
all three Communities
development of Open Source
Solutions and APIs
Data Model expansion
ways we are addressing the challenges
Strategic Tech: Tertiary Priorities.
Numerous global Community needs are
identified in the next set of priorities.
These technical activities include:
efforts lately to expand from its original
and movement of educational data to
Increased Open Source Tools
charge in addressing the management
Various Data Model and
information and the various policies,
Strategic Tech: The Rest.
membership to address the entire
activities, if time, resources
ecosystem of schools.
Steps Underway… During 2015 there
was extensive outreach to Community
and even non-Community members via
meetings, surveys, one on one’s and
Underwriting the great
work being done in the North American
support documentation and
though the charge has not changed, the
Student Data Privacy Consortium is also
are focused on:
A Change in Delivery Methods. Even
world use case, the solution developed
priorities from the Community
are “Solution templates” outlining a real
and the suggestions for replication and
Key to these
Open Source development.
even developing proposals for funding
Usage / Adoption Priorities.
all done in the attempt gather the “will
The world’s grandest set of
of the group”.
technical initiatives done by
the smartest in the field all
are for naught if they are not
As stated earlier, there is a lot to be
done. But with a committed global
community and the huge need that
they address each day, it can be done.
The leadership of all three Communities
will constantly review this roadmap,
develop detours when needed and
ensure the resources exist “fix the
Technical Roadmap report is available
for review in three different formats:
Technical Roadmap Report (pdf)
Global Technical Roadmap (pps)
Technical Roadmap (mov)