A4L Community Newsletter - June 2016 June 2016 - Page 9

NEWSLETTER | Issue 32 9 About the Access 4 Learning Community There is no other global community made up of educational policymakers, marketplace product and service providers and the customers they serve, collaborating daily to address real word learning information and resource issues. The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning. The A4L Community is “Powered by SIF” Specifications as its major technical tool to allow for this management and access simply, securely and in a scalable, standard way regardless of the platform hosting those applications. The Access 4 Learning Community has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit http://www.A4L.org Contact Us John Lovell Larry Fruth II, PhD Penny Murray Executive Director/CEO Technology Director Community Director Provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization´s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives. Support includes; Board Administration and Support, Program and Service Delivery, Financial and Human Resource Management, Community Relations and Fundraising. Responsible for the support and the extension of functionality for the SIF Test Harness. He is the lead software developer for the Association and supports the on-going use of the Test Harness by developers of agents, adapters, ZISes and middleware. Provides membership services, develops communications, and supports member working activities including particular implementations, organizational meetings and strategic partnerships to ensure initiative success. jlovell@A4L.org pmurray@A4L.org lfruth@A4L.org NEWSLETTER Issue 32 1090 Vermont Ave NW, Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005, USA  202-789-4460  staff@A4L.org www.A4L.org