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. Data-driven instruction and decision-making broke into the top three this year, joining broadband and network security, which jumped one place to the top spot, and cybersecurity, which jumped two spots to become No.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. While they may be proficient in using edtech, they don’t know how to create comprehensive lessons to use it in the classroom. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts Technology


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Microsoft to Use TV White Space to Put Wi-Fi on Rural School Buses

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SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! TVWS works by delivering broadband internet over unused TV channels, which traditionally serve as buffers between active channels. It’s completely seamless , so students just stay on the BYOD (bring your own device) network when they get on the bus, and then they can do their homework during their ride home from school,” Melanie A. Matt Morgan is a contributing writer for EdTech: Focus on K–12.

What about the digital divide in education?

Tomorrow's Learners

The Digital Divide, or the digital split, is a social issue referring to the differing amount of information between those who have access to the Internet (specially broadband access) and those who do not have access. We can’t assume that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is affordable for everyone. But it’s all well and good to say this if we were a BYOD school. Our community is not in the position where we can be BYOD. Blog digital divide edtech