The Ed-Fi Alliance Releases Evolutionary Data Standard v2.1

Eric Jansson, Ed-Fi Alliance, Jul 14, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Ed-Fi 2.1 has been released. "The Ed-Fi Data Standard serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability among secure data systems and contains a Unifying Data Model designed to capture the meaning and inherent structure in the most important information in the K–12 education enterprise." Of significance: "A fresh, simpler organization anchored on the Unifying Data Model (UDM) that reflects our move away from Bulk and toward API/JSON as the primary method of interacting with concrete implementations of the data model" Also worth noting: "this is also the first release of the data standard where the technical artifacts (and a significant portion of the documentation) have been managed by MetaEd, a tool that supports implementers who are extending Ed-Fi technology."

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