- Is vendor lock-in with costly, time-consuming custom APIs and no guarantees for the future holding back your transformation to next-generation learning?
- Does your institution offer cutting edge digital credentials and learning records that support learners in advancing their education and careers?
- Can you ensure your faculty and learners that all integrations and data transfers are secure and that all tools and apps are free from hidden data collection practices?
1EdTech Consortium is here with leadership and support for developing a secure, trusted digital ecosystems with seamless interoperability among systems that require no custom integration. 1EdTech standards simplify IT and administrative processes, dramatically improve the learner experience with rich and engaging digital resources, and allow deep insights into digital resource usage and learner data. Implementing 1EdTech standards promotes innovation with the flexibility required by higher education while ensuring that an ecosystem works today and in the future.
Now is the Time for Digital Transformation
Where is your institution in its digital ecosystem transformation? 1EdTech is recommending key standards for higher education institutions to add to their transformation roadmaps. They are available today, widely adopted by vendors, have a proven track record in HED, promote higher usage of digital tools, and deliver high-quality learning experiences in-class and online.
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Digital Transformation Using 1EdTech Standards
If you are beginning your digital transformation, your institution can start simply with one or just a few standards, and add more as you establish your ecosystem. Using a foundation of standards to build your ecosystem ensures a greater impact with a higher return for your investment and a path forward to a better future for your learners.
Build a Foundation
Standards First is an edtech community call-to-action to ensure that we achieve open standards integrations to enable product choice, improved cost, enhanced data, and student privacy.
1EdTech Certification－reduce cost and implementation time by purchasing 1EdTech certified products
TrustEd Apps－digital resources vetted and certified for data privacy
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Core－secure authentication and launches for tools and apps
Open Badges and Badge Connect－give learners control of where the digital badges they have earned are hosted
Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)－secure, verifiable digital credentials that present a complete picture of learner achievements, skills, and experiences (view new CLR Resources)
Student Learning Data Model－the way institutions discover and use data from their digital ecosystem to help and support student progress
LTI Advantage－enrich teaching and learning with easy access to tools and apps, an intuitive way to add content and links to an LMS, and real-time updates to the LMS gradebook from tools and apps
LTI Proctoring Services－ensure the integrity of every assessment—every time
Caliper Analytics－use learner activity and engagement data to inform strategy
Edu-API－bring enterprise data from your SIS together with data from learning platforms, tools, and apps for maximum visibility into your institution
Accessibility Vetting－a “first step” assessment of your edtech vendors' accessibility policies and programs scored against industry requirements
1EdTech in Action
Colleges and universities around the world are using 1EdTech standards to drive digital transformation.
Taking Advantage of New Teaching & Learning Technology
Penn State University implemented a new approval process for all of its third-party learning tools for their LMS. When envisioning this system, Penn State knew they needed key stakeholders at the university—representing the Registrar, Office of Information Security, Software Engineering, and Teaching and Learning with Technology—to give each tool a passing grade based on their area. The bedrock for this approval process needed to be LTI Advantage. In the past, tools that implemented various LTI versions lacked consistency as well as the stable security that LTI Advantage lends to the institution. After becoming familiar with all of LTI Advantage’s roles and services, the different approvers realized that certified LTI tools only needed a brief review to find they met the needs of each area and could be fast-tracked. This has made Penn State’s LTI approval process a lot more streamlined and efficient. The time from start to implementation has significantly sped up as a result, which is so critical in today’s digital teaching and learning world, where tools change quickly, and today’s learners are ready to dive in and take advantage of the new tools at their disposal.
Turning Limited Resources into Unlimited Impact
Having a system that easily integrates high-quality digital tools and resources allows the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to compete with larger organizations because they don’t require as much time or money to implement. The system calculated a savings of approximately $75,000 for just one new integration, thanks to the efficiency of 1EdTech standards. Looking to the future, the efficiency and ease of its system allow KCTCS to consider more complex integrations in collaboration with K-12 districts, more virtual learning options for students, and flexibility for faculty to find the tools and resources they need to provide the best education possible.
Maximizing its DLE for Student Equity and Success
The University of Wisconsin System needed to ensure its digital ecosystem was secure and also wanted to leverage the data emitted to improve the teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students. UW System leveraged its membership in 1EdTech when creating its Digital Learning Environment (DLE), an ecosystem that not only allows tools to be seamlessly integrated but also supports collaboration among the UW System campuses. Unfettered access to DLE data also allows them to consider how to use that data to improve student learning