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 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.
Kentucky representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Kentucky sent one attendee to the 2017 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology.
Kentucky ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions. Frank Wells of the Kentucky Department of Education served as team leader for the technology infrastructure and security working group.
In May 2017, Kentucky sent a team of educators and policymakers to the SREB and digiLEARN Personalized Learning Regional Meeting to learn about how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable effort to support personalized learning. Lisa Jones, system director of distance learning initiatives, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, participated with the Kentucky team and on a competency-based education panel.
Kentucky ETC representatives and member agencies:
David Couch, Associate Commissioner, Office of Education Technology, Kentucky Department of Education
Deepa Dubal, Director, Information Systems, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Technology Purchasing Savings
Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on over $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.
Kentucky saved $96,452 on $975,239 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017.