Schedule at a Glance

Equity through Open Technology
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM:
Room: Huron
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Information Technology Management
Secondary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Initiatives like the Education Superhighway have helped schools gain access to technology and connectivity to support digital learning. The next step is to address the digital use divide, or what the USDOE describes as a gap "between learners who are using technology in active, creative ways to support their learning and those who predominantly use technology for passive content consumption." In this session, we discuss EASOL, the Educator and Student Open Learning initiative and ecosystem, designed to help address the use divide in three ways: 1) Provide open source technologies that drive down costs and allow for flexible implementation to meet the needs of different learning environments; 2) Support interoperability to leverage the wealth of ed-tech resources available in the marketplace; 3) Develop tools that support use of educational technologies and the rich data they provide to personalize learning.
Skill Level: Advanced