ERIC Number: ED493332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Collaboration in K-12 Schools: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way. A CoSN Emerging Technologies Report. Executive Summary
Consortium for School Networking (NJ1)
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the country's premier voice in education technology leadership with a mission to serve as the national organization for K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to ultimately improve teaching and learning. CoSN provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies. The tools that transform the educators dream into reality are simple collaborative technologies: instant messaging, blogs, wikis, and portals. These tools simplify collaboration among students, experts, school personnel, and the community. Though these tools are widely available in workplaces and homes around the world, they have been--until recently--difficult to deliver to school districts. That is now beginning to change. Of course having access to technology and implementing it safely and efficiently are two entirely different prospects, which is why CoSN's Emerging Technologies Committee has undertaken this report on collaborative technologies. The fifth report in CoSN's ongoing Emerging Technologies series, this report draws from varied experience as IT consultants, technology advocates and school technology administrators.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperation, Educational Technology, School Personnel, National Organizations
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Consortium for School Networking, Washington, DC.