This is what more and more marketplace providers are promoting for ‘ease of use’ of their products. In contrast, more and more school CIO-types are stating that the bevy of APIs they must utilize (plus the constant changes made to them), have become a data management nightmare. Since the A4L Community supports vendors and end users, it makes sense for us to look for ways to standardize and simplify. The idea: standardize an infrastructure for data transport that can carry any data model ‘on the wire’.
The demand for data in education continues to skyrocket (Data Quality Campaign, 2022). In the real-world, however, constantly churning, time sensitive, high volume record sharing has historically been the Achilles’ heel of PK12 data integration efforts.
The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the release of the SIF Infrastructure Specification (global) 3.4 which is unique in the technical standards world in that it supports data movement via greater interoperability by standardizing ‘data and privacy on the wire’…
On November 17, 2021, the Association Board of Directors approved the SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification (global) 3.4 for A4L Community review.