I know if Linux was used more throughout schools our taxes would decrease. I also know if Linux was used more throughout schools more educational software would be created. There already is an abundant amount of free educational software for Linux. Linux can be used for many Enterprise Class devices and services at a ridiculous cost comparison. click the links below and read more, find out for yourself. http://ubuntu.com ...more »
The National Broadband Plan should support state, municipal, and school district efforts to bring robust broadband to schools. One of the world's largest installations of wireless local area networks in production today has been constructed by the School District of Philadelphia, the eighth largest school district in the United States. It now provides wireless Internet access at every school in the district. As FCC ...more »
The National Broadband Plan should include designs to provide one laptop per child and support ubiquitous computing. The new Administration should provide federal funding to school districts that implement a one-to-one laptop program for students in grades 6 through 12 and provide funding for teachers, students, and parents who receive training in technology-rich educational services and applications. It should also provide ...more »
The E-Rate program has been extremely effective in its mission of bringing the Internet to America's schools and libraries. But too often, that Internet access is so slow as to be obsolete and may be available on only one computer per school. The E-Rate program should ultimately provide free broadband to all schools and libraries, as well as sufficient hardware and software for students to use it. Intermediate steps include ...more »
Universal broadband access is imperative for us to become the equal-opportunity country we envision ourselves. Imagine the most remote hamlet in a rural corner of the country, with students taking German or Chinese language courses, advanced mathematics, and reading rare books published online. This would harness the brilliance of our best students and bring our struggling students untold opportunities. Prioritize education. ...more »
Senior citizen education should be considered to explain the benefits of using a broadband network. This is also crucial to its support and success. One sector of the population which needs assistance when it comes to using broadband are the Senior Citizens. I have engaged with many older Americans who are actually frightened - scared - of being "left out" and not being in-the-loop when it comes to the Internet and what ...more »
With so much of the world's information moving online, students must now have access to the Internet to complete homework assignments and augment their learning outside of class. Even school websites themselves are not accessible to students and parents without broadband access. Lack of broadband access, therefore, creates inequities in educational opportunities.
The National Broadband Plan should adopt principles and goals formulated by top educators for all federal education programs: * Technology should be promoted to the greatest extent possible in every federal education program and initiative. * Standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement should be required, such as the National Educational Technology Standards developed by the ...more »
The National Broadband Plan should recommend appropriate funding for the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. The National Center will support a comprehensive research and development program to explore ways advanced computer and communication technologies can improve all levels of learning and "make learning more compelling, more personal, and more productive in our nation's ...more »
The National Broadband Plan should include support for categorical funding for online learning initiatives and digital excellence initiatives.
Create and fund the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust and expand the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program. The Digital Opportunity Investment Trust will advance the high priority of bringing technology into the educational system, emphasizing the creation of educational content and software that incorporates the vast range of technologies available. It will also address the critical need to digitize ...more »
I've found some interesting ideas in this document:
I wonder if anyone has input on them? The questions about:
* Authority in learning?
* Classroom vs virtual?
* Learning vs participating?
I would appreciate any feedback or comments on this and what it means to you in your classroom, school or other educational domain. Thanks - Steve