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Joint SETDA and CoSN statement on FCC Rural Telecommunications Offer

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SETDA and CoSN commend the FCC for acting this week to help rural telecommunications providers offer affordable broadband to qualified students. Broadband Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News Legislation

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Including Adult Learners in the National Broadband Research Agenda

Digital Promise

Despite the promise of technology to improve access to learning opportunities for underserved adult learners, the adoption and use of technology for and by these learners is nascent. A critical step to realizing the full potential of technology for underserved adult learners, and by extension their families, involves looking more deeply into equity of access as well as why this population often has underutilized available broadband technology.

SETDA Applauds ConnectALL

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On March 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled the ConnectALL Initiative, which aims to ensure that all Americans, including low-income families, have broadband access to the. Digital Learning ED Equity of Access FCC Policy Statement broadband equity of accessread more.

SETDA Strongly Opposes Chairman Pai’s EBS Report and Order

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SETDA strongly opposes Chairman Pai’s draft Educational Broadband Service Report & Order, which proposes to further marginalize rural students that lack access to high capacity broadband. SETDA Executive Director, Candice Dodson said, “the Chairman’s proposal cites dated uses of EBS licenses and the FCC’s two-decade failure to grant new licenses as the basis for handing […]. E-Rate ED Equity of Access FCC In the News Policy

SETDA Opposes FCC’s Universal Service Funds CAP

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The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this proposal threatens the system’s success. E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News PolicySETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Chief technology officers and IT professionals in the K-12 field have a lot on their collective plates these days, what with the continued proliferation of technology in their schools, new governmental programs and compliance requirements, and the push to effectively integrate their technology in the classroom. Broadband equity. In it, OET discusses its vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make “everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.”

Millions of Students Are Still Without WiFi and Tech—Why Haven’t Policymakers Stepped Up?

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From the moment schools shut down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that many districts were ill-equipped to support their students from afar. Even when there are laws meant to address the digital divide in terms of devices and WiFi, they aren’t always effective.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. The report also outlines next steps for strategic support of the transition: 1.

Record and Upload Video with One Click: It’s Now Possible within Google Chrome

Edthena

We live in a world where playing video on the internet is one click away,” said Dave Weldon , co-founder and chief technical officer of Edthena. “We We wanted to build a video recording and upload tool that felt as streamlined as watching video is today for our users, many of whom have not uploaded lengthy videos to the internet.”. Edthena users will have immediate access to the video tool inside Edthena when using Google Chrome.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. They have a continuous review and evaluation of curricular materials on a six-year rotation schedule.