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Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Shelton, Catharyn; Dalal, Medha; McAllister, Laura; Huyett, Sabrina – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Despite the call for a transformation of teacher education in the 21st century, surprisingly little has changed. This includes how the practical, hands-on component, known as a field experience is structured. Previous research, conducted in 2010, specifically examining how teacher education programs address K-12 online learning through their field…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research
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
Thigpen, Kamila – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
While connecting the nation's schools and libraries to the internet by modernizing and expanding the federal E-rate program currently dominates education technology efforts, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education urges that adequate broadband access be accompanied by a comprehensive "digital infrastructure" that unlocks…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Fleming, Nora – Education Week, 2012
Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school leaders to connect with parents anywhere, anytime--a tactic mirroring how technology is used to engage students. Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages sent in multiple languages, school staff members are giving parents instant updates, news, and information…
Descriptors: School Districts, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Parent School Relationship
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2011
Virtual learning is not for every student, but it's not science fiction, either. Right now in Michigan, it's being used by thousands of students in hundreds of virtual courses in urban, rural and suburban school districts. In fact, Michigan has been seen as a national leader in virtual learning. This study analyzes the financial costs and academic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Program Costs, Academic Achievement
Waters, John K. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The vulnerability and inefficiency of backing up data on-site is prompting school districts to switch to more secure, less troublesome cloud-based options. District auditors are pushing for a better way to back up their data than the on-site, tape-based system that had been used for years. About three years ago, Hendrick School District in…
Descriptors: Information Storage, School Districts, Computer Storage Devices, Internet
Meller, Jennifer T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
While there has been some research detailing the difficulties that special educators have with compiling the complex paperwork required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate, little has been written about how technology weighs into this framework, or how teachers use data to assist with their instructional…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Urban Schools
National Association of State Boards of Education, 2010
This report concludes that for the U.S. to prosper and compete in the 21st century, the education system will need to change its goals and practices so all students may succeed. That is, as information has become ubiquitous, schools need to emphasize 21st century skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and creating along with understanding and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, School Schedules, Technology Uses in Education
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach