ERIC Number: EJ700225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: 3
Putting the School Interoperability Framework to the Test
Mercurius, Neil; Burton, Glenn; Hopkins, Bill; Larsen, Hans
T.H.E. Journal, v31 n6 p16 Jan 2004
The Jurupa Unified School District in Southern California recently partnered with Microsoft, Dell and the Zone Integration Group for the implementation of a School Interoperability Framework (SIF) database repository model throughout the district (Magner 2002). A two-week project--the Integrated District Education Applications System, better known as New IDEAS--targeted the effective adoption of an integrated IT platform that would enable the district to automate routine tasks, integrate data across the district's core applications and drive process improvements. Budget constraints, coupled with increasing demands from local, state and federal requirements for data reporting, made it imperative that the district carefully maximize all investments in upgraded technologies. By optimizing processes in order to incorporate the ability to aggregate and share data across core systems, as well as by making this information readily available to all constituent groups throughout the district, technological and budgetary goals would be met. The results of this project are detailed in this article.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Information Technology, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California