Largely unexamined in the large-scale shift to digital learning in education are the accompanying ethical considerations. Indeed, the issues and tradeoffs that school leaders and teachers face in using technology in schools and for education — whether free or for a fee — are more complex than they have ever been.
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The FCC is about to vote to kill Net Neutrality. Only Congress can stop it. Take action at: https://www.battleforthenet.com/
Over the last two days, the Trump Administration and the Internet Association have coordinated to announce over $500 million in public and private support for K-12 computer science education. What do we know about the nature of these commitments and how schools and students will benefit? As of the time of announcement, scant details are available.
EdTech Strategies joins over 500 small businesses in an open letter to FCC and Congress urging them to preserve net neutrality.
Today, internet users and online communities are coming together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. I support the open internet. Will you join me?
It is no secret that I have been quite skeptical of Title IV A (SSAEG)’s potential impact on technology-enabled innovation and school improvement. As such, contested funding levels for the program are unlikely to have much impact on the larger trends driving technology’s use in education.
An update to the official U.S. Department of Education organizational chart suggests changes underway at the Office of Educational Technology.
Does a shift in the U.S. Department of Education organizational chart presage a coming shift in the role for and priority of educational technology under Secretary DeVos?
The Obama administration championed Future Ready, #GoOpen, and ConnectED (among other edtech-related campaigns). Who will set the agenda for edtech leadership for the foreseeable future? With more cuts in the federal education budget potentially looming in the fall, and the Trump administration clearly signaling its general preference for market-based solutions, it could be that private-sector technology companies will seize the opportunity to step into the vacuum.