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.