Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

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All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

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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.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

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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.

5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders

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Increases in online assessments and digital content also drive the need for higher bandwidth, according to the report. IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband News

How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

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And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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2 priority is broadband and network capacity. 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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Top U.K. Education Leader: Technology Should Not Replace Teachers

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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 ” Online assessments offer opportunities “to lighten teacher workloads as well as collect data … that can be invaluable,” she said.