Schedule at a Glance

How Smart is my IT spending?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:
Room: Missouri
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Brief Session Description: This session introduces the CoSN SmartIT initiative designed to help public school districts understand the true and total costs of their technology installation and operation (Total Cost of Ownership) and justify that spending based on the quantified academic and social benefits to their student populations. It introduces the concept of funding technology initiatives based on expected return or Value of Investment, akin to Return on Investment for businesses. It proposes that it is possible and important to measure qualitative benefits to student achievement, behavior, and engagement by establishing an analogous quantitative value to those benefits and to proposed or competing investment options.