IT faces unique challenges in educational systems. Departments often operate on disconnected systems and platforms, and sharing data between districts or states seems impossible.
BizTalk offers simple solutions to help solve these real-world challenges. Additionally, by enabling real-time data collection, transformation, and redistribution to or from any other education system, BizTalk can help prevent students from dropping out and help support programs like No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
You can accomplish many critical tasks using BizTalk, including:
- Connecting Students: BizTalk tools and technologies make it easy for students to connect with their teachers and peers and get more engaged in their classes. BizTalk and SharePoint together help simplify collaboration and information sharing with parents. Seamless backend integration also facilitates anytime, anywhere learning for students with a secure ID. This ID connects students to instructional resources and other students, creating a virtual campus environment.
- Connecting Faculty: BizTalk facilitates the integration of disparate systems and workflow automation, making it possible to share best practices and innovative instructional resources amongst teachers.
- Connecting Administrators: BizTalk integrates and aggregates information from different institutions' systems and uses Business Activity Monitoring to help teachers and administrators make informed decisions.
- Connecting Facilities: Students can manage their cafeteria, library, and copier cards from any computer with Internet access. BizTalk also helps with event coordination, bus scheduling, alerting and counseling referral services.
- Connecting School/State Requirements: BizTalk simplifies, automates, and streamlines Grant Management, Alumni funding, NCLB, and SIF compliance.
School District Improves Education by Linking Teachers, Students, Parents Online
"Teachers and administrators are more productive and effective; parents are participating more actively; and students are more empowered to help manage, influence, and direct their own education."
"These capabilities have a strong, positive impact on student achievement."
"It’s a way of engaging the class in more critical and creative thinking. We’re empowering students to teach each other."Deborah Karcher, Chief Information Officer at the Office of Information Technology for Miami-Dade County Public Schools