A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education suggests how federal efforts can enable states, districts, and schools to maximize technology and digital learning to improve student outcomes—recommending specific ways for the federal government to assist local and state educators to better utilize technology and digital learning to transform the American education system. “America has only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with technology and digital learning in the area of education,” says Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, cochair of Digital Learning Now! (DLN), and former governor of West Virginia. The report, Digital Learning and Technology: Federal Policy Recommendations to Seize the Opportunity-and Promising Practices That Inspire Them, discusses many districts and schools that have already implemented programs that are changing student outcomes and the teaching and learning processes. Pointing to examples in Alabama, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wyoming, the report shows how technology and digital learning are helping states and districts increase equity and access; improve teacher and administrator effectiveness and productivity; and boost student achievement and outcomes. Worth a look. Clicking here downloads the PDF from the Alliance site.
By: Victor Rivero