Edmentum, a global education leader and a pioneer in online teaching and learning solutions, is excited to announce its support of Project Unicorn, an education advocacy organization dedicated to the secure, controlled interchange of data within K-12 education. The partnership is the latest example of Edmentum’s commitment to data interoperability.
“Here at Edmentum, we pride ourselves on taking an Educator First approach, and that extends to data interoperability,” said Paul Johansen, Chief Technology Officer at Edmentum. “Providing a seamless integration between our programs and a district’s data systems will help make the overall job of the educator much easier, and we’re proud to support Project Unicorn in achieving this goal.”
With support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, InnovateEDU, a Brooklyn based non-profit, has been leading the Project Unicorn effort. The group is focused on improving the transparency of data interoperability in the edtech space and empowering districts to be smart consumers in their procurement of technology. Edmentum is one of 54 Local Education Agencies (LEA) and 55 vendors to pledge its support to Project Unicorn.
In addition to Project Unicorn, Edmentum has partnered with other organizations on data interoperability, including IMSGlobal, a leading non-profit dedicated to creating a set of common communication standards for edtech products. Edmentum is one of the only K-12 early adopters of IMSGlobal’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Advantage and plans to update its Courseware product to LTI standards by November 2018.
Edmentum is also investing in IMSGlobal’s One EdTech Ecosystem (1EdTech) which consists of an edtech product interoperability registry and connection services which would facilitate connections between district systems and edtech learning application suppliers. The company joins HMW, McGraw Hill, Pearson and Renaissance as Phase 1 participants.
“Technology should be supportive of an institution’s educational goals, not a burden,” said Jeremy Spivey, Vice President of Customer Success at Edmentum. “By making the transfer of data easy between our systems and a district’s, we can provide the highest level of support for education across America.”
For more information on Edmentum’s commitment to data interoperability, visit www.edmentum.com.
Edmentum, Inc. is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. Edmentum is committed to being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Built on fifty years of experience in education, Edmentum solutions currently support educators and students in more than 40,000 schools nationwide. For more information, visit edmentum.com.