Imagine a world in which students could access all their online learning resources via a single username and password, and teachers could spend less time troubleshooting student login issues and more time teaching. EverFi has partnered with Mozilla and Anson County School District in NC to make this a reality and presented its universal authentication solution last Tuesday at the White House’s Education Datapalooza. This is one of the many ways EverFi is working to move education forward in the new-media education movement.
EverFi Chief Technology Officer Adam Wenchel showcased the EverFi technology in the opening session of the White House event, which included special guests U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Under Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education Martha Kanter and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education Jim Shelton.
“At EverFi, we are huge data nerds, and we closely examine how much time our teachers and students spend in every part of our learning platform,” said Wenchel. “The average EverFi teacher spends 12 minutes managing student accounts in a 50-minute class period, and the usability of our system is above average. EverFi’s goal is to help all teachers spend less time troubleshooting login issues so they can focus on student learning.”
EverFi and Mozilla’s universal authentication system adheres to the four principles established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).