Leadership and Vision

"Predicting" the Future of EdTech

As 2018 starts, I get lots of questions about what are the “most important” technologies and trends that will impact learning.  As head of the Consortium for School Networking, CoSN, it makes sense that our leaders and the media want to know where to focus their attention and budgets to have the most impact. Unfortunately, “predicting” technology is fraught with problems, and accuracy is at the top of the list. This is the moment to bring out spectacularly wrong predictions from brilliant persons:

Scoping the Digital Equity Problem (or the Homework Gap)

This blog is the second in a series on digital equity from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. Read Keith's introduction to the series here.

In my first post I framed the challenge of digital equity in education: strategies that extend learning beyond the classroom in an era of growing digital content. In this post, I will highlight data on the scope of the digital equity problem in the U.S. 

Introducing Digital Equity & Schools Series

This blog post is the first in a series from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger.

Over the coming weeks on this space, I will explore digital equity and its implications for education. Specifically, I would like to share the strategies that extend learning beyond the classroom.

This series and focus arrive at an exciting moment for the CoSN team. The CoSN Board authorized me to do a Work Study this fall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, under the sponsorship of Professor Chris Dede. I will study: 

NMC and CoSN Release the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2015) — The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.

Subscribe to the Leading the Digital Leap Newsletter

This fall, we teamed with AASA and NSBA to launch Leading the Digital Leap, a joint campaign bringing together superintentendents, district tech leaders, and school boards to strengthen digital learning. Lots of people need to be involved in a district's digital conversion, so we figured we should put resources for all of them under one umbrella. Leading the Digital Leap provides a collection of resources that can be used by not only the entire district leadership team, but also educators in different departments.

Great Profile of CoSN Member Klein ISD

K-12 Blueprint recently published a great profile of Klein ISD, a CoSN member in Harris County, Texas. Klein is one of our biggest member districts – it currently features nearly 50,000 students spread among 45 schools, and is still growing. Each of those students is benefiting from Klein’s pursuit of 1:1 learning; its high school students all use HP or Fujitso convertible tablets and learn in classrooms equipped with additional devices.

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

May 8th Event to Explore the Impact of K-12 District Technology Leaders

Washington, DC (May 2, 2014) – On Thursday, May 8, in Lincolnshire, IL, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the Educational Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL), and Tech & Learning will hold a chief technology officer (CTO) clinic on the development of district technology leaders and the critical importance of technology programs.

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