Educational Technology

July 18, 2013

ConnectEd: Digital technology initiative modernizes U.S. schools

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

by Voxxi

The United States’ image as a digital innovator does not match the level of high-tech educational opportunities offered in its classrooms. Namely, millions of students lack access to the high-speed broadband Internet that supports learning digital technology. Furthermore, less than 20 percent of educators across the country say their school’s Internet connection meets their teaching needs. While the nation was on the leading edge of web in the ‘90s, it has lagged behind as other nations invested in digital learning and technology education.President Barack Obama last month unveiled ConnectED, a new digital technology initiative that in five years aims to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless.  The idea is the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] will modernize and leverage existing programs to deliver the intended connectivity.

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