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Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Scott, Ken; Kim, Jichul – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Community colleges have long been institutions of higher education in the arenas of technical education and training, as well as preparing students for transfer to universities. While students are engaged in their student learning outcomes, projects, research, and community service, how have these students validated their work? One method of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
To keep pace with accelerating technology and workplace expectations, high school and technology center students need access to high-level programs and courses that open the doors to further education and careers. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and nine states have launched a far-reaching program to provide rigorous and relevant…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Fox, Christine; Waters, John; Fletcher, Geoff; Levin, Douglas – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
It is a simple fact that access to high-speed broadband is now as vital a component of K-12 school infrastructure as electricity, air conditioning, and heating. The same tools and resources that have transformed educators' personal, civic, and professional lives must be part of learning experiences intended to prepare today's students for college…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Information Technology
Finn, Chester E., Ed., Jr.; Fairchild, Daniela R., Ed. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
Will the digital-learning movement repeat the mistakes of the charter-school movement? How much more successful might today's charter universe look if yesterday's proponents had focused on the policies and practices needed to ensure its quality, freedom, and resources over the long term? What mistakes might have been avoided? Damaging scandals…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Quality Control, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Schwartzbeck, Terri Duggan; Wolf, Mary Ann – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
This report outlines how digital learning can connect middle and high school students with better teaching and learning experiences while also addressing three major challenges facing the nation's education system--access to good teaching, tight budgets, and boosting student achievement. But simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook will not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Budgets
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Beckem, John M., II; Watkins, Michael – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Higher education institutions are under significant pressure to provide affordable, sustainable approaches that will prepare their students with the skills they will need after graduation to achieve success in the 21st Century workplace. Digital Media Simulations are among the new technologies that have emerged with the promise to help…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Asynchronous Communication, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Many industries in the United States already have seen positive results and increased productivity from the effective use of technology. With the challenges currently facing the nation's education system--including a persistent dropout rate of nearly 30 percent, slashed state and district budgets, and the economically and socially important goals…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Dropout Rate, Online Courses, Educational Practices
Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2011
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Public Education, Academic Standards
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Lentz, Brannon W. – Journal of Adult Education, 2011
The International Society for Technology (ISTE) in Education promotes the use of a specific tool--the ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT)--to measure and improve the use of instructional technologies in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classrooms. The purpose of this article is to describe an application process for the use of the ICOT instrument…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Improvement
Schachter, Ron – Instructor, 2011
Skype, Edmodo, iApps, and Shutterfly may sound like fantasy characters or mythical creatures from some futuristic novel. But the students at Paine Primary School in Trussville, Alabama, will gladly explain that these odd-sounding names belong to the Web 2.0 applications in which they are fast becoming fluent. For these kids--and those at other…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Twigg, Carol A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Throughout the 1990's, many people saw information technology as a silver bullet that could solve many of higher education's problems, among them the need to improve learning outcomes and control the ever-upward trajectory of higher education costs. The term "silver bullet" connotes a direct and effortless solution to a problem.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction
Fredette, Michelle – Campus Technology, 2011
To meet the expectations of today's tech-savvy students, colleges and universities are looking for ways to speed up their processes and provide better services for their No. 1 customer. They have turned to technology to simplify processes, reduce costs, and meet the high expectations of a technically literate student body. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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