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ERIC Number: ED512681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 124
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 108
Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Education Technology Plan, 2010
US Department of Education
This report presents the Administration's National Education Technology Plan. This plan calls for applying the advanced technologies used in everyone's daily personal and professional lives to the entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement. The model of learning described in this plan calls for engaging and empowering personalized learning experiences for learners of all ages. The model stipulates that educators focus what and how they teach to match what people need to know and how they learn. It calls for using state-of-the-art technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts to enable, motivate, and inspire all students to achieve, regardless of background, languages, or disabilities. It calls for ensuring that professional educators are well connected to the content and resources, data and information, and peers and experts they need to be highly effective. And it calls for leveraging the power of technology to support continuous and lifelong learning. The National Education Technology Plan presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity. The plan also calls for "grand challenge" research and development initiatives to solve crucial long-term problems that stakeholders believe should be funded and coordinated at a national level. Appendices include: (1) How This Plan Was Developed; (2) Contributors; and (3) Acknowledgments. (Contains 4 figures.) [For the accompanying draft report, "Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Educational Technology Plan, 2010. Draft", see ED509205.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Technology
IES Cited: ED544210