Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and AT&T.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. Cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity are tied for the top priorities for IT leaders in 2018, while budget constraints were marked as one of the most pressing challenges for a fourth straight year. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience.

Network Essentials for School Board Members

Education Superhighway

With that in mind, here’s a guide to assess school district network needs and implement affordable broadband upgrades. To address this, take a tally of the number of devices that will access your network on a regular basis.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. They commissioned a school technology inventory that was completed by Connected Nation , a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring affordable broadband to all Americans.

Top U.K. Education Leader: Technology Should Not Replace Teachers

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education—the importance of expanded broadband access, figuring out how to use data to improve achievement, and the importance of research in decision-making about ed tech. Among other highlights of the minister of education’s speech: The British government is backing broadband with a commitment of £1.3 “Access to search engines is not a substitute for knowledge,” Morgan said. London.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

2 priority is broadband and network capacity. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. Online assessments has fallen from its top ranking in 2015 and 2016 to eighth place this year. The drop indicates that districts are more prepared for high-stakes assessments. Online assessments are also easier to accomplish on standardized devices.

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