Educational Technology

May 27, 2012

K-12 Education’s Broadband Internet Needs Continue to Grow

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am


Digital textbooks, streaming video lectures and online class discussions: these are a few examples of how education in the 21st century is moving more to the virtual realm. But with that movement comes the need for faster and more reliable Internet connections for students and teachers, both inside and outside the classroom. According to a new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), states and school districts have plenty of work left to meet those increasing demands. “It is a simple fact that access to high-speed broadband is now as vital a component of K-12 school infrastructure as electricity, air conditioning, and heating,” the authors wrote to open the report. They recounted several statistics that illustrate the shortcomings of most schools’ current digital capacity.

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