Today’s announcement that the Unizin Data Platform (UDP) is now in General availability marks a strategic milestone for Unizin member universities. We came together to ensure that we could shape our own future for digital education, stay in control of our own data, and push for open standards with interoperability at scale. These words are often said, but it took the hard work of the committed member universities and the Unizin team to make this today’s reality. With today’s announcement of the UDP and our first five members synching their campus and learner data, the Unizin Consortium is making a big step forward as the world’s largest learning laboratory with goals to improve the craft of education.
I am also delighted that Aaron Neal has joined Unizin as CEO and Dr. Jill Buban as Chief Academic Officer. With Unizin’s great progress in reducing the costs of course materials, highly favorable agreements with many cloud services, integration of this work and now UDP, Unizin’s additional leadership is poised to continue to achieve the vision for Unizin’s members.
Michael Hoffher, Chair
Unizin Board of Directors
Vice President for IT & CIO
The Ohio State University