Case Study: Triumph Learning

Background:

Triumph Learning is a supplemental education publisher. With the launch of a new Content Management System (CMS) for their writing teams, Triumph needed integrated, comprehensive taxonomies for precise alignment of standards-based instructional content.

Need:

To design their crucial taxonomic axis, Triumph joined with Access Innovations to achieve the following project directives:

  • Improve descriptive metadatafor text objects, images, and videos to increase data integration
  • Designmulti-dimensional term maps for interrelating content objects across taxonomy branches with codes, identifiers, and natural language anchor points
  • Construct hierarchyaround the internal consistency of open standards, reflecting strengths of the Common Core structure
  • Make flexible configurations to rapidly adapt subject taxonomies to implementation demands, advancing Triumph territory, in high-definition conceptual schemas
  • Support pre-flight navigation testing with clear design principles for the CMS launch to enable multi-directional functions in the users’ creative environment
  • Customize Thesaurus Master® softwarefor maximizing project gains and generating powerful exports  to drive the Content Management engines

Solution:

Access Innovations’ Data Harmony developers customized an XML export for Triumph Learning to indicate the ‘full path’ of each preferred term in a complex structure of intertwined branches. For every preferred term, the new export format included metadata answering the query ‘How does the hierarchy drill down to arrive at this term?’

Full Path Export gave the client’s CMS Implementation Team the ability to move upward, downward, and laterally through vocabulary branches, allowing them to build flexible navigation and mapping options into the system.

Directives accomplished: Access Innovations and Data Harmony Teams envisioned the knowledge matrix, configured the cross-linked taxonomic axis, and generated software solutions synergistically while rapidly crafting 7 thousand high-quality terms for in-depth content tagging.

Results:

The new taxonomy reduced Triumph staff from getting buried in streams of big data arriving at light speed, improved productivity by reducing staff time duplicating work already completed and allowed the implementation of the new CMS system to be effective in terms of time, breadth and cost.