Higher Education Statement of Intent
to Adopt 1EdTech Consortium Standards in a Timely Manner
Standards in a Timely Manner Standards in a Timely Manner
[Name of Institution] advocates adoption by all suppliers of applicable open interoperability standards provided by the 1EdTech® Consortium (1EdTech) in order to enable safe, flexible, and rapid integrations. 1EdTech standards are evolving under the governance of 1EdTech member organizations, which include a majority of leading educational technology suppliers. The paragraph below describes [Name of Supplier/Company’s] agreement to implement, certify, and “stay current” with the latest releases of 1EdTech standards so that [Name of institution] is not required to communicate on a standard-by-standard basis the availability and requirement to adopt 1EdTech standards in a timely manner.
[Name of Supplier/Company] agrees that [Name of Tool] will become certified as compliant (as evidenced by the publication of certification on the TrustEd Apps Directory) with any final version of 1EdTech Consortium standards (available at https://www.1edtech.org) that are applicable to [Name of Tool] within six (6) months of the public release of each standard (or specific later date if mutually agreed to by the parties), provided that: (a) the proposed modifications to the Solution would not create a security, privacy or accessibility compromise; (b) the 1EdTech standard can be implemented with approximately the same amount of development resource as integration approaches of similar scope and thus does not create an undue financial burden on [Name of Supplier/Company]; and (c) at least three other similar institutions (by direct referral or via 1EdTech) comparable to [Name of Institution] agree that the modifications necessary to [Name of Tool] are desirable. In the determination of (a), (b), or (c) above, [Name of Supplier/Company] will take into account how any proposed modification will affect customers generally, where “Solution” means the product provided by [Name of Supplier/Company] and made available through a URL in a SaaS environment as further described in the Order Form.
Solution: Product that is being considered for deployment/purchase.
Institution: The higher education institution that is buying the Solution.
Supplier: The organization that is responsible for the ongoing implementation and/or operation of the Solution.