Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016

SETDA Says

Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of. Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmapread more.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

It should not be controversial in 2016 that there is a baseline expectation of access to technology in schools, just as there are baseline expectations for access to textbooks and desks. In 2016, this includes a statewide strategy for technology in K-12 education.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Gabe Soumakian: With E-rate modernization, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and more taking place at once, what are you looking at in terms of changes to the way you’re funding technology these days? Tech directors are a busy lot these days.

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

Edsurge

According to the fact sheet that the White House recently released, here’s what we know: Adobe has delivered creativity and e-learning software to over 950,000 students and teachers at more than 1,450 schools and launched more than 20 district-wide Adobe & ConnectED programs. Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy The government credits the FCC and the E-rate program with some of this success.

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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

eSchool News

billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months. The digital-first district where OER meets iPads. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

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Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Community colleges are much more interested in OER than other sectors. Possiblye the FCC will extend E-rate funding to poorer areas. On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.” ” Among the findings: “In 2016, the sheer number of bootcamp providers has grown to 91, compared to 67 last year.” “ 14 projects win 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Real Clear Education : “Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate.” Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. “Call for Diversity in Ed Tech Design” by Jade E. ” “Of OER and Platforms: Five Years Later” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.