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SETDA in 2014: Year in Review

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ConnectED Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News OER Policy Professional Learning As the calendar year draws to a close and we take time to celebrate family and the holiday season, all of us at SETDA. read more.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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In February of 2014, Obama rounded up technology donations worth more than a $1 billion from U.S. But as Betsy Corcoran outlined in her July 2014 article , some companies had yet to deliver on their promise of clearly outlining how educators could apply for those products and services. “If Esri has granted 200,000 students access to its professional online GIS mapping software for doing projects.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” “Scaling Educational Access ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?”

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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog.” More, via Inside Higher Ed , on various colleges’ OER initiatives. Education Politics.