edFocus Policy Update | Summer Federal Funding Surge in DC

edWeb.net

This framework includes approximately $65 billion in broadband funding but it remains unclear how those funds will be disseminated—to states directly, via a federal government grant process—and how they will be spent.

A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education

Edsurge

Newspaper circulation dropped by nearly half between 2005 and 2018, from 53.3 Digital tech has changed other knowledge industries much faster than higher ed, but seismic shifts are still coming to colleges.

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The cost of not investing rural high speed Internet: Why one school upgraded to fiber

Education Superhighway

Jim Beasley’s mission to upgrade Llano Independent School District’s network began when he first started working there in 2005. The school district must leverage distance education — which requires a strong broadband connection. Jim went on to explain that the lack of affordable broadband moved beyond the school walls — it also hindered the community.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

But computing power, device adoption, pervasive broadband and exponentially networked collaboration platforms of the past decade have already moved us to a world of information abundance. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade

Edsurge

In 2005, Sal Khan founded Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit where is now CEO, and in 2014 he founded the Khan Lab School. A survey of schools and libraries done by the FCC in 2010 found that 80% reported that broadband services did not “fully meet their current needs.”

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Since 2005, LCPS had participated in the Geospatial Semester program through James Madison University, which taught GIS to hundreds of high school seniors (and even juniors) through a project-based approach.

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[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

Then in 2005, I had an epiphany. With the support of The Learning Accelerator, Education Super Highway launched the federally funded EdConnect initiative to bring adequate broadband to America’s classrooms, a fundamental requirement for technology empowered blended learning. The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools.

Rural schools have a teacher shortage. Why don’t people who live there, teach there?

The Hechinger Report

This school year, with the pandemic making it even harder to import teachers from elsewhere, education leaders in the state issued the highest number of emergency waivers — 122 — for unlicensed teachers to work in classrooms since at least 2005.

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"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network. Previously, she directed the State Broadband Initiative at the National Telecommunications + Information Administration (NTIA) at the US Department of Commerce.

Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Idaho’s Milken National Educator from 2005, Mike is also responsible for the district’s assessment program, curriculum-related professional development, and works with our Technology and Special Education departments to ensure student engagement.

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Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

And when Lyon helped knock down the former Seward Middle School in 2005, he said the wooden beams were so rotted he could push a pencil through them. The compromise does provide for electrifying school buses, lead pipe removal and expanded broadband access.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network. Previously, she directed the State Broadband Initiative at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) at the US Department of Commerce.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

McKneely was a teacher at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans when the 2005 hurricane devastated the city and closed his school for months. One big step forward would be universal broadband access, said Lillian Pace, vice president of policy and advocacy with the nonprofit KnowledgeWorks.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations. Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference!

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kemper also recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition, which supports open, affordable broadband connections for local community organizations. Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away!

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

The agency issued an order to support affordable access to high-speed broadband in particular (not merely “access to the Internet”) and to boost access and bandwidth of schools’ WiFi networks. Almost all schools are now connected to the Internet, although – as that FCC modernization report underscores – not all classrooms have access to high-speed broadband, and not all schools have WiFi networks that can support the heavy data demands on their bandwidth.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students. Two students share a computer as they prepare for their geometry final at Northridge High School, in Greeley, Colo. Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor. GREELEY, Colo.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

DeVos herself sat on the Board of Directors of the Acton Institute from 1995 to 2005, an organization that recently blogged about repealing child labor laws. In February, CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, called broadband access outside of school a “ civil right ” for students. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.