Education administrators cope with so much data, it would be unfair to ask them to cope with even one byte more. Consider the information they handle every day. School districts in America today are complex, sophisticated businesses, not only managing multiple applications across multiple platforms, but also managing people and equipment in the real world, like bus fleets, library systems, and cafeterias.

Add it all up–including formative assessment systems, summative assessment systems, learning management systems, and special education systems–and you will find admins working with an average of 30 onsite and online platforms. That's 30 systems to feed with data and...

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About the Author:

Gary Johnson is the director of the Professional Sales Program at Utah Valley University, vice President at Kimono, and was formerly state account general manager at Pearson. He holds a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Instructional Psychology & Technology. His entire career has been involved with educational technology solutions.