10 Issues in Ed Tech 2013
SREB’s Educational Technology Cooperative recommends that policy-makers in SREB states address these 10 education technology issues now. Without adequate progress, states may fall short of goals for education improvement, and key policy initiatives may fail.
The intent of the 10 Issues effort is to help states understand these policy issues, build consensus around priorities and — most important — create action agendas to address them. The ultimate goal: a policy environment that leverages technology to improve public education in SREB states.
The issues are K-20 in scope, critical to public schools as well as higher ed. States need leadership across this continuum to best allocate funds and focus improvements on students. The Cooperative will work with states on these issues through 2015, then assess and update the issues and process.
Foster strategic decision-making that assesses emerging technologies and determines their relevance for education.
Over time, the educational technology market has matured and moved away from merely retro-fitting technologies originally created for the business community. Providers are now designing systems specifically for educational institutions and connected classrooms.