Presentation on theme: "Managing Student Information Developments in information management Paul Shoesmith, Director, Technical Strategy, Becta Karen Crowston, Business Services."— Presentation transcript:
Managing Student Information Developments in information management Paul Shoesmith, Director, Technical Strategy, Becta Karen Crowston, Business Services Manager, Service Birmingham BETT 08 Friday, 11 January 2008
Some key data challenges facing schools today Culture change Learner centric v institution centric Out of the office and into the classroom and beyond Interrogating data across functional areas Interoperability – context of collaboration
Some key data challenges facing schools today Building Schools for the Future context Real-time reporting Support for schools System issues – workforce issues
The wider ecosystem Contact point MIAPMinerva NPD Childrens services Identity management Real-time reporting Data protection
Why interoperability? Reduce burdens Give teachers more time to teach and enable them to teach better Schools, local authorities and DCSF will spend less effort on collecting data Supports choice and flexibility
Cut down on the time schools spend on vertical reporting Allows horizontal reporting within schools between applications Allows seamless integration of applications Reduce integration burden with other agencies (eg ContactPoint) Why interoperability?
What is SIF? Schools Interoperability Framework It is not: -A product -An application -A software package
Schools Interoperability Framework It is: An international specification consisting of: -a recognised data model -a robust, flexible and secure transport mechanism What is SIF?
Vertical integration? Horizontal reporting?? Just run that by me again please…
Components working together Horizontal interoperability Network Account H.R. & Finance Learning platform SEN Library Automation Learner information Assessment Catering SIF Zone - Zone Integration Server (ZIS) - SIF Agents - Applications - SIF Data Objects
Learner information Catering Library SEN Transport Assessment Virtual learning environment HR & finance Directory Services Network & email Application islands Duplicated data entry Manual synchronization Data locked in tombs Costly reporting "Before"
Learner information Catering Library SEN Transport Assessment Virtual learning environment HR & finance Directory Services Network & email One-time data entry Perfect, real-time synchronisation Accurate cross- application reporting Reliability and security After"
Components working together Vertical interoperability LA Government
Making it Real; the UK Proof of Concept (Birmingham) Becta DCSF Capita Serco Netmedia Arete Link2ICT Birmingham Local Authority James Brindley School Administrative Community Technology Ninestiles Community Techonology College Kings Norton Boys School Longwill Primary School for Deaf Children Castle Vale School and Specialist Performing Arts College Whitehouse Common Primary School Gossey Lane J1 & Nursery School English Martyrs Catholic Primary School