Educational Technology Cooperative
Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses on member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education.
Arkansas representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Arkansas sent two attendees to the 2018 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology, Evan Patrick and Alana Boles. Arkansas ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on the working groups for revisions. Evan Patrick is a member of the ETC executive committee.
Arkansas ETC Representatives and Member Agencies:
Evan Patrick, Digital Learning Support Specialist, Southeast Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative
Jessie Walker, Senior Associate Director, Academic Affairs, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Technology Purchasing Savings
Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $8.3 million on over $83 million in technology purchases during the fiscal year 2018 — more than double the FY2017 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.
Arkansas saved $518,041 on $5,237,972 in technology purchases in the fiscal year 2018.