A4L Community Newsletter - June 2016 June 2016 - Page 5

NEWSLETTER | Issue 32 5 News from the Australian Community Overview: EduTECH Conference 2016 by Georgina Johnston, NSIP NSIP was one of over 200 exhibitors at the EduTECH conference in Brisbane on the 30th and 31st May. The conference was a great opportunity for NSIP to promote SIF, the Access 4 Learning Community and work NSIP is doing in privacy, data standards, integration support and data mobility to over 6500 attendees representing all aspects of the education industry – educators, school leaders, technology directors, policy makers and solution providers. Presentations: NSIP sponsored two presentations during the conference. The first was by NSIP Staff member Matt Farmer (Program Lead – Products and Market Engagement) launching the Learning Services Architecture to the K12 IT Managers stream. The Learning Services Architecture (LSA) is an agreed national approach to making information systems that need to share data about learners in schools work together, effectively and safely. The benefits of the LSA to schools include a unified view of information about a learner, reduced administrative burden for teachers, and procurement flexibility and choice. The benefits for school systems include consistent, wellmanaged school data, enabling rich decision-support and analytics, and consistent approaches to managing information privacy and duty-of-care risks. The benefits to education solution providers include a nationally consistent integration interface, market choice by schools, and nationally agreed school business use cases – common ways of doing core school processes that use student data. Judging by the number of attendees that come to the NSIP stand after the presentation to ask for further information, Matt’s presentation, and the LSA were well received. The second presentation was a panel discussion on the topic of “Making a Difference with Data”. With the growing focus on individualised learning, the increasing use of online learning and assessment, and the demand for evidence based decision making, school leaders need integrated information systems that support learners, empower teachers and optimise parent communication. Most importantly these systems need to help teachers and parents avoid drowning in the deluge of education data and make changes that lead to improved student outcomes. The panel which was led by Mark Huxley, CIO of the Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate included Andrew Blair and Tim O’Leary from Wesley College, Adam Kuss, Director of Student 6WfVV@V"rbB6fVF6&Bv66'&6&Rv'&V&֗FvR4B'&6&R6FƖ2VGV6F@GBf&W"g&4FRVF67W76VB&vRb7G&FVvW2F&W72FFBǗF6F2FRFffW&V6RFR677&4FW&W&&ƗG6VvR`FW#4VBFRVFW&W&&ƗG6VvRFRV@WFFR6fW&V6RFR6VvP6VBfVF'2FFVFG&&VЧFV"&GV7B6WBWBF6fRrFWWrBv2&&VrFV &GV7B6fW2FR&&VBpFV"&GV7Bv&2vFFW"&GV7G0FV7W&RFBV&W'2FV6W'2&VG2BFV66W'2v0fR66W72FFRf&FFWVVBFR( &^( v2fW"֖WFRF6FFR42bFR7FFW2BFW'&F&W0BFW"W7FVFW'2FPVGV6FGW7G'F2V"FW&PvW&RF'FVV7V66W76gVfVF'2FPfVF'2B&GV7G2vW&S+r斶VFRFB( 2斶VFVP+r&VfW&&VFr( 2&VfW&&VFp+r&R66&R6'B( 266VFVGV6FFFfW26FfP7Fr&w&0+r6VGV6F( 26FvF66W726WF0+r6VFTFW26VFTFW0+rFF6VGV6FƗFW&GP+rvvR( 2vvRf"VGV6F+rFW&WB6fRG&rW72( 0FW&WB6fRG&p+r6VG&VGV6F( 26VG&66B7GVFVBvVVB6gGv&P+r4UD( 24UD7VFP+rFWFV( 2FR&VBbw&FR7VFP+rUFV6RTVGV6FUW0+rVrVFvR&6WGF7FR( 0&6WGF7FRwVvRV&p6WF0fVF'2f'V'&Vf7CfW"CfVF'2GFVFVBFRfVF.( 2f'VЦ'&Vf7BFR6V6BFbFP6fW&V6RFRW'6RbFRf'VЧv2f"fVF'2F6&R7F&W2bFV WW&V6W2FR&WB6RV g&6RbFR42&WBvN( 0VrFV"W&6F7F2B&PWFFVBvB42v&rBrFW67W'BFW6PFFfW2B&VVfBg&FVࠠ