Thursday, 21 March 2013

Policies That Would Promote Information Technology Use in Education - Online Universities.com

Policies That Would Promote Information Technology Use in Education - Online Universities.com:

"In my January 8, 2013 post, "Can IT Be the Core of Higher Ed?" I outlined what the benefits would be for higher education if technology and technological literacy were to become the central organizing element of a college education.  The same benefits and more would also translate to K-12 education if technology were to be a central focus rather than an occasional, peripheral add-on.  But what would it really take to make IT the core of education at all levels? Dramatic policy changes at the federal, state, and local levels, as Katrina Schwartz proposed for Mind/Shift in December of 2012 are needed to make this possibility a reality. What Schwartz neglected to do was to propose real concrete solutions that would bring about this fundamental change in the "what" and "how" of education. There is a real need for education reform and the following policies might go a long way towards ushering in that change."


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