Originally published: December 1, 2010
Last updated: December 2, 2010 - 11:24pm
The recently commissioned Digital Learning Council has recommended major changes to state education policy that include abolishing seat-time requirements, linking teacher pay to student success, and overhauling public school funding models. The recommendations are part of the council's 10 policy suggestions in a report issued for states to use digital learning as a catalyst for education reform.
The council, headed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, also suggests that, not only should all students have access to digital learning opportunities in the form of online or blended courses, but they should have choices between providers and methods of access. The report is the result of a 90-day deliberation process that began when the council was commissioned in August. The council consists of about 100 leaders across government, education, business, technology, and research.
- 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning
- Experts split on 'Kindle in Every Backpack'
- Report assesses K-12 online learning
- Teachers Increasingly Rely on Media and Technology
- How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms
- FCC Commissioner Clyburn Education Technology Policy Summit 2011
- FCC's McDowell: Congress won't back off network neutrality due to Verizon appeal
- BioBook, A Gates-Funded iPad Textbook, Plans A Free Database For Customized Learning
- How to teach young children in the digital age
- Survey: Parents, Teachers Believe Broadband Boosts Performance
- Laptops for children in Bhutan
- Parents: Focus more on 21st-century skills
- Digital access, collaboration a must for students
- Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say
- Study reveals factors in ed-tech success