The headline story of the month of May was technology readiness for online testing, no doubt heightened by the media’s coverage of the ongoing field tests being conducted in schools across the country by PARCC and Smarter Balanced. The new SETDA resource, The Guide to Technology Requirements, was featured in a number of these stories, offering the K-12 field a powerful tool to understand the technology required to support online testing. Other big stories of the month highlighted issues related to copyright and licensing of teacher-created content and open educational resources (OER), student data privacy concerns, the ongoing E-rate modernization effort at the FCC, and – also before the FCC – the issue of net neutrality and the potential impact of network management rule changes on K-12 education.
Here’s the May 2014 roundup:
- eSchool News: New Interactive Guide for Digital Learning
- eSchool News: 3 Must-Knows About Teachers and Copyright
- Brookings: How Big is the School Broadband Gap?
- Education Week: FCC Seeks Input on ‘Open’ Web Rule
- POLITICO: Data Mining Your Children
- Education Week: Schools Could Face Slower Internet Under Proposed ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules
- T.H.E. Journal: E-Rate Reform Picks Up Speed
- Getting Smart: EdTech 10: New Stuff
- POLITICO: Taking Stock of Testing Needs
- School CIO: SETDA Launches The Guide to Technology Requirements
- Market Wired: SETDA Launches “The Guide to Technology Requirements”
- edSurge: SETDA Releases Guide to Tech Requirements for Online Testing
- T.H.E. Journal.com: SETDA Debuts Free Resource for Online Testing Requirements
- statescoop.com: SETDA Launches Site To Help Schools Prepare For Assessments
- Talk Business Arkansas: Report: Let Schools Connect To Fiber Optics Network; Industry Has Reservations
- Education Week: InBloom’s Collapse Shines Spotlight on Data-Sharing Challenges
For an up-to-date archive and chronicle of notable SETDA mentions online and in the press, be sure to visit the In the News section of our website.