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Revisiting Our Core Principles

DXtera was founded on the principle that control over your data (as an education organization and eventually as a student) is the key to educational success, for both administrators and students alike.  DXtera’s community has always viewed this control over education data as a greater good.  Education delivery depends on access to data.  Those who can access the data (from the classroom through the executive suite) have the ability to make better decisions and deliver optimized services for their students. . . and ultimately achieve more equitable student success.

It should come as a surprise to no one that firms in the marketplace may not view control of data from education delivery or use by applications as a right for the student or entity. We formed DXtera as a non-profit organization in an effort to develop open technology solutions that would provide the ability for entities to more easily control their data. This means that we’re only in it for the outcome of student success. Our global members of the DXtera community genuinely want the best for their institutions, and while clear, transparent, and safe data may not seem glamorous, it’s at the heart of every decision made.

These items form our core as an organization and continue to shape our work to transform the market.  As we continue to expand our technology development, thought leadership to transform the edtech market and lead communities of practice to address market failures we are reminded that core is what drives us. It’s not about us at all, actually. We’re only as good as the value we provide to students, educators and collaborators around the world.   

This core will be strengthened though 2022 and beyond.  We are continuing to make a clear and strong commitment to building open source technology solutions to support more equitable student success. We want to make sure that fairness and accuracy are at the heart of every decision made on behalf of the students who trust the institution for guidance and knowledge. 

Please join us in these efforts by becoming a member and contributing to the next generation education systems and tools the market demands.  We want individuals from diverse backgrounds, organizations, and forward-thinking educators and thought leaders to join us in order to bring open data and more equitable solutions to learners.

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