Edsby Unison™ meets the biggest educational data challenges: interoperability, privacy and security
“Unison is revolutionizing educators’ access to what was once very extensive learner data,” said Michael Middlemiss, former IT Director for the New Zealand Parliament and Vice President of Edsby, Unison.
ANDOVER, MA (PRWEB)
June 27, 2022
Edsby®, an innovative provider of K-12 education software, today introduced a system to help learning organizations and governments break down the silos between education data to ensure that the right learner data is always available to optimize their learning journeys.
Edsby’s education data platform and managed service Unison™ is designed to ensure better quality education data and better readiness for action in states, provinces and developing countries. completely safe. Unison aggregates and normalizes current and past educational data and makes it interoperable while carefully managing critical security with educational data.
Customers use Unison for electronic student records that track students throughout their academic journey. They also use it to transform educational data from one type to another for application interoperability or for region-wide learner analytics, all with role-based access control for s ensure that only those authorized to access extremely sensitive data can do so.
Electronic National Student Records in New Zealand
Unison forms the core of the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s National Learner Repository and Data Exchange, known locally as Te Rito. Educators and government agencies in New Zealand struggled to access valuable learner information as they moved between the country’s 2,536 schools. Information remained locked in each school’s systems or took a long time to obtain. Sometimes the children were not getting the right support when they needed it. In 2018, the Department of Education selected what became the Unison education data platform and began working with Edsby to integrate it.
“We heard unnecessary stories of children lacking in learning supports like reading recovery because by the time it was identified that they had already been assessed for it, they were too old,” said said Lisa Cheney, New Zealand Commercial Design Manager. Video Te Rito from the Ministry of Education.
“Unison is revolutionizing educators’ access to what was once very extensive learner data,” said Michael Middlemiss, former IT Director for the New Zealand Parliament and Vice President of Edsby, Unison. “The ministry is also rolling out other secure Unison-based applications, including a National Standard Learner Support Register (sLSR) to ensure children with learning needs receive the support they are entitled to. »
Unison interfaces with outdated and modern systems and uses a mix of secure open and proprietary standards to connect to data as needed.
Unlike bespoke approaches to region-wide data convergence, Unison provides a cost-effective way to enforce data security and governance policies while solving the problem of educational software interoperability with two-way connections to data sources. data. Unison’s core technology has securely managed the data of millions of students for over 10 years. It has been certified to the highest data management standards and has been aligned with major privacy and data protection standards such as ISO 27001 and GDPR.
“Unison provides educators and policy makers with a more accurate picture of student learning. It accelerates innovation in teaching and learning, enables regions to prepare their education data systems for the future, and protects student data with industry-leading safeguards,” said John Myers, CEO of Edsby. “The data always remains the property of the customer; it is never anything but transformed and transported. It is never mined or otherwise monetized.
Unison is now generally available. Learn more about Unison here.
Edsby has been developing award-winning software for education for over thirty years. Company founders include the original architects of FirstClass, a messaging and collaboration system used by millions of students and teachers around the world and recognized as the original Learning Management System, or LMS . The company’s close relationships with education customers for three decades have given it insight into the issues facing teachers, students, parents and administrators. This gave the team the inspiration in 2010 to create an all new digital learning and data base for K-12 districts, regional and national governments using the latest software technologies.
The unique needs of K-12 are difficult to meet with conventional technologies and standards. Since 2010, Edsby has been on a mission to support K-12 teaching and learning with the next-generation social technologies of its Edsby Social Learning Platform and rock-solid management of student data in the company’s underlying Unison educational data system. Learn more at https://www.edsby.com.
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