Educational Technology

June 25, 2017

Lessons Learned From How One Virginia District Prepared for Online Learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by EdSurge

What does it take to prepare a district with the proper equipment and training to support online learning? A case study from New America explores how Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) in Virginia built out its technology infrastructure over the course of two decades. The experience “foreshadows what awaits states across the country that are just now connecting schools to sufficient broadband service to support online testing,” states the public policy think tank. According to the report, technology investments focused initially on supporting testing needs, leaving the ACPS educators “largely to its own devices” about how to best help teachers use technology for instruction. Its chief technology officer later restructured the technology department to include more teachers to help make important decisions concerning edtech tools.

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