The National Education Technology Plan seeks to apply the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, speed up the adoption of effective practices, and use data for continuous improvement.
Edutopia.org, a project of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, sought questions about the National ED Tech Plan from its Edutopia community for the Department of Education’s Director of the Office of Educational Technology Karen Cator to answer on YouTube.
Betty Ray, an Edutopia Community Manager said that:
“It’s extremely encouraging to hear Ms Cator speak so clearly about what it takes for the U.S. to remain competitive in the 21st century. She speaks in explicit terms about what technology can (and can’t!) do. She describes meaningful learning environments and outlines steps needed to get there. She acknowledges very real issues like disabilities and learning styles as well as privacy.”
You can read the National Education Technology Plan, and don’t hesitate to join the conversation in the comments below.
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