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Digital Learning and the Importance of Interoperability and Open Standards

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Webinar

Digital Learning and the Importance of  Interoperability and Open Standards

Maurice Draggon
, Director of the Instructional Management System, Orange County Public Schools (FL)
Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education
Barbara Nesbitt, Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Pickens County School District (SC)
Marisa Urbano, Vice President of Technical Product Management, Integrations, and Enabling Services, McGraw-Hill Education

On February 21, 2017, Future Ready Schools® (FRS) held a webinar as part of its leadership hub, an online one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.

As the use of digital solutions increases in the classroom, districts find themselves inundated with disparate data and proprietary access paths making management and use of these solutions challenging and sometimes impossible. The role of interoperability and open standards is top of mind for many districts around the country as it plays a critical role in solving these challenges and unlocking the potential of digital solutions. Panelists discussed

  • common challenges implementing digital solutions;
  • the power of open standards and practical use within school districts;
  • the messy reality of data and the critical of implementation support; and
  • the importance of collaboration and communication between providers and districts.

Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the nation.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at in the Resources section of the FRS dashboard after the event airs.

Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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