Why Do We Need Interoperability Anyway?

By Kirsty Kitto, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, University of Technology Sydney

Many educational institutions and workplace training units have invested a large amount of money in purchasing various educational technology solutions. Often this is only the start of their investment. They also need to work on integrating new acquisitions with other information systems, and ensuring that legislated reporting requirements and professional obligations are met. Often these systems end up very tightly integrated, it is such a nightmare to replace one item that change does not come without a lot of pain. So, it is easy to see that embracing new EdTech solutions comes at a cost… is interoperability important enough to go through the pain that might be required to achieve it? [Read more…]