The revamped E-rate program, the largest federal effort focusing on educational technology, went beyond the original goal established for basic Internet connectivity to schools, replacing it with a new benchmark—a short term target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students, and a longer term target of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students. Re-purposed funding for wi-fi and robust broadband connections capable of supporting cutting-edge, one-to-one digital learning also were part of this major reform effort.
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH) program as authorized by Congress in December 2015 through the Every Child Achieves Act.
The purpose of this NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief is to assist the K-12 community and policymakers in advocating for high-quality, high-capacity, and affordable broadband connections to every classroom in the United States. It reflects the results of a May 2015 convening of national educational technology experts on the issue of high-speed networking in K-12 education.
So far, in collaboration with teachers, Google has developed about 100 trips — including virtual visits to the Great Wall of China, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and El Capitan, a rock formation in Yosemite National Park — that have been tried out by math, science, social studies, language and other classes.
This report presents findings from the fourth annual survey of online college students, conducted jointly by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research. Every year, these organizations conduct a survey of students who are considering a fully online program, those who are currently enrolled in a fully online college program, and those who have graduated within the past year. It is our goal to profile who is studying online, and why, as well as provide institutions with key takeaways to help them better serve this unique population.
What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in school communities across the globe.
In EcoMOBILE, students’ field trip experiences are enhanced by using two forms of mobile technology for science education–mobile broadband devices and environmental probeware.
Digital cash revenue at McGraw-Hill Education topped print in the higher education business for the first time ever last year and that trend will likely continue, said the company's CEO David Levin.
Classkick is an app that allows students and teachers to communicate via iPads in real time.
Richard Culatta discusses 5 ways that technology can be used to close persistent equity gaps so that all students can have access to high-quality education regardless of who they are or where they live.