May 17, 2016 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Sascha B Cohen, MA, Jon Johnson, MA
Using the Ilios curriculum management platform, show the means by which a core data set with a well structured API can be leveraged to integrate a variety of solutions in a micro-SaaS model. In this instance, connecting multiple lightweight apps and plugins to the core system to provide directed solutions to student ad hoc scheduling, educational progress against the entire curriculum, and other challenges. Similarly, by deploying the Ilios UI itself as a hosted CDN index, we allow for the rapid update and deployment of internal updates and enhancements to the platform itself.
The key takeaway from this approach is that by deploying and maintaining standard compliant APIs around our internal systems allows for a flexibility and an agility to respond to complex needs in a much more timely and lower cost manner than has been typical in the past.