Education & Training

The use of IT in education. This is not for STEM issues.

ITIF Commends the Administration’s National STEM Education Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the White House announced a national education initiative to strengthen America’s economic competitiveness through leadership in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. This public-private education model seeks to build a strong national and state-level STEM network that will mobilize the business community, philanthropists, educators, governments and the public at-large. Read more »

Student-Survey Results: Too Useful to Keep Private

November 15, 2009
| Blogs & Op-eds

Although picking a college or university is often one of the most important and costly decision students and their parents make often times they are forced to do so with very little data. In this Op-Ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education ITIF President Rob Atkinson discusses that while the National Survey of Student Engagement by the Pew Trusts gathers annual data on America's 1,300 colleges and universities, due to an agreement with schools Pew does not release the information to the public. While schools have access to the data in order to gauge how they compare to other schools parents, guidance counselors and students are not. Making such surveys public would reward high performing schools and hold poor performer's feet to the fire.

The Role of Information Technology in Creating New Kinds of American High Schools

October 7, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Capitol Visitor Center
South Congressional Meeting Room
Washington, DC
20005

American universities play an important role in spurring technological innovation, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. But they can do more, especially if the federal government makes a more concerted effort to help universities commercialize and transfer new technologies. Read more »

The Role of Information Technology in Creating New Kinds of American High Schools

October 7, 2009

American universities play an important role in spurring technological innovation, job creation and U.S. economic competitiveness. But they can do more, especially if the federal government makes a more concerted effort to help universities commercialize and transfer new technologies. In this event ITIF discusses the issue with a panel of experts, including the presentation of a policy proposal by Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation at USC.

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How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools

July 16, 2009 - 9:00am - 10:30am
ITIF
1101 K Street
Suite 610
Washington, DC
20005

The United States has been focused on K-12 education reform for over two decades, with mixed results at best. One reason why progress has been slow is that the fundamental nature of pedagogy has largely been unchanged. Now in this decade, a small, but growing number of American high schools are using information technologies to redesign schools in fundamentally new ways. Read more »

How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools

July 16, 2009

This event discusses a new ITIF report, How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools with the report author, Tim McDonald and with Curtis Johnson of the Education|Evolving, a Minnesota- based group of thought leaders in education reform. Read more »

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The Role of Information Technology in Creating New Kinds of American High Schools

July 16, 2009
| Reports

The United States has been focused on K-12 education reform for over two decades, with mixed results at best. One reason why progress has been slow is that the fundamental nature of pedagogy has largely been unchanged. Now in this decade, a small, but growing number of American high schools are using information technologies to redesign schools in fundamentally new ways.

In a new ITIF report, How IT Can Enable 21st Century Schools Tim McDonald and Ted Kolderie of the Education|Evolving, a Minnesota- based group of thought leaders in education reform discuss why the existing school reform movement has stalled, how information technology (including computers, software and communications) can enable the emergence of fundamentally new kinds of schools, particularly middle and high schools, and what the states and the federal government can do to drive the emergence of these new ways of educating our nation’s future generations.

ITIF Welcomes New Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C. – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) President Dr. Robert Atkinson announced today that Dr. David Washington has joined ITIF as a Senior Fellow. Washington will focus on building partnerships between the public, and civil private sectors directed at using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to drive innovation and economic productivity and improved quality of life. Read more »

“Fiber to the Library”: Next-Generation Broadband for Next-Generation Libraries

May 21, 2009 - 9:00am - 10:30am
ITIF (Past Location)
1250 Eye Street, NW
2
Washington, DC
20005

As the Obama administration considers how to invest the $7.2 billion in stimulus funding for broadband and as it develops a national broadband plan, key decisions will have to be made regarding how to invest scarce funds. The only funds explicitly allocated in the bill are to “expand capacity” at public libraries and other “public computing centers.” Read more »

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