SETDA corporate partners and event sponsors conduct research and publish white papers regularly as they create, update and modify their goods and services.
Pearson Education: A briefing on 1:1 Learning. The briefing shares how districts can use the array of Pearson educatonal services to implement 1:1 learning programs.
Center for Technology in Learning: The Power of Project Learning with ThinkQuest: In project learning, students discover the meaning of what they learn by working together to solve complex, real-world problems, rather than being taught facts from books. A growing body of evidence indicates that project learning supports the development of critical skills students must have to meet the demands of the 21st century. In response, the Oracle Education Foundation has developed an online learning platform called ThinkQuest to extend the benefits of project learning to classrooms globally. This paper draws on a broad international research base and case studies of actual classroom projects supported by ThinkQuest to illustrate both the theory and practice of 21st century teaching and learning.
Desire2Learn’s ePortfolio is a powerful, yet intuitive platform for collecting, organizing, reflecting, and presenting learning artifacts. ePortfolios have generated much interest and discussion on their potential impact on education providing a mechanism for users to demonstrate their level of knowledge, skill attainment, and knowledge through a variety of mediums and assessments. ePortfolios are becoming central teaching and learning channels which are user centered and outcome based promoting lifelong learning and educational advancement as a whole. This ePortfolio overview describes their benefits, impact on education and the issues associated with their implementation. Click here to review the whitepaper on Desire2Learn’s ePortfolio. Click here review the complete feature on Desire2Learn’s ePortfolio.
Memphis City Schools: Project at a Glance. Large districts such as Memphis City Schools (MCS) face a multitude of challenges in quickly upgrading their IT infrastructure to support new applications that are critical to achieving aggressive objectives to improve student outcome. In order for MCS to focus their available resources on the priorities at hand, they turned to a trusted partner—ENA—to build and manage an IT infrastructure including a new, district-wide fiber-optic WAN and a carrier-class VoIP solution in a structured, non-disruptive approach. As a result, MCS now has a robust foundation that will enable the district to avail itself of new technologies to improve operational efficiencies, enhance student performance and achieve ever-more-challenging objectives in education. See how we accomplished a new district-wide WAN and VoIP solution (http://www.ena.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/MCS-Project-at-a-Glance-single-pages.pdf) to improve student outcomes and operational efficiencies.
The Future They Deserve – Achieving Educational Equity in Rural Appalachia Through Technology. Small, rural Scott County School System, TN, has achieved it — a technology-infused learning environment that fosters innovation. The district has realized full IP-convergence and is utilizing big broadband and small-district ingenuity to stream video, power its telecommunication voice system and erase distance with videoconferencing and more. It has been an ambitious and dramatically successful endeavor to take learning to disenfranchised students. This white paper explores how Scott County, in partnership with ENA, accomplished it. Click here to learn more about our journey.
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Intel® Education is pleased to announce release of an improved version of the research-proven Intel® Teach Essentials Course www.intel.com/education/teach. Essentials Course version 10 curriculum includes a new focus on standards-aligned assessment for learning, curriculum-framing questions for higher-order thinking, and engagement of collaborative learning technologies (wikis, blogs). Available now for schools nationwide, teacher time is reduced to 32 hours (formerly 40 hours). Even more exciting is the upcoming release of the hybrid online version, reducing face-time to 14 hours (plus 26 hours online). Featured at NECC and the SETDA Emerging Technologies Forum, the online version provides flexibility to complete the course anywhere, anytime. Click here to review the complete feature on the New Intel® Teach Essentials Course Intel® Teach Essentials Course.