FETC Virtual Conference & Expo, April 2009
The 21st Century Learning Imperative
For Steven L. Paine, state superintendent of schools for West Virginia, 21st century learning is not an option; it's a necessity for students who must go out and compete on a global level. "Students deserve it. The world demands it," he told an audience at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo, held Thursday. And to make it happen, he said, changes need to be made in the way we assess students and in the way we develop teachers. Read complete article
Students as 'Free Agent Learners'
There's a significant disconnect between students and educators when it comes to perceptions of technology in K-12 education, according to Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Evans discussed results of the latest Speak Up Survey Thursday afternoon at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo. Among the findings: There's a trend toward students using technology to take hold of their own educational destinies and act as "free agent learners." Read complete article
Leaders Tackle Stimulus Package Funding for Education
Education technology leaders came together at the FETC Virtual Conference & Expo Thursday to provide perspectives on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and how stimulus package funds can be accessed for education. Read complete article