U.S. Education department releases National Education Technology Plan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today released the U.S. Department of Education's plan for transforming American education through technology.

The plan, titled "Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology," presents a model with key goals in five areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure and productivity. Each core section outlines concepts for using technology to holistically transform education, with the aim to achieve each goal by 2015.

  • LEARNING: Change the learning process so it's more engaging and tailored to students' needs and interests.
  • ASSESSMENT: Measure student progress on the full range of college and career ready standards and use real time data for continuous improvement.
  • TEACHING: Connect teachers to the tools, resources, experts and peers they need to be highly effective and supported.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: Provide broadband connectivity for all students, everywhere - in schools, throughout communities and in students' homes
  • PRODUCTIVITY: Use technology to help schools become more productive and accelerate student achievement while managing costs.

To read the finalized NETP, "Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology," visit http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010.