Designing Education Networks

Student Connectivity -- There is no one-size-fits all approach!

Reliable broadband connectivity like utilities needs to be a requirement and service that is available to each and every student in today’s world. Addressing the value of quality, broadband connectivity access to any student, educator, or administrator is a perfect example of preaching to the choir. Though the pandemic has made it one of the most important and urgent problems to solve, this has been a necessity and fundamental requirement for a decent educational experience for Pre-K to graduate students.  
 

EdTech Leaders Cite Cybersecurity as No. 1 Priority, Critical IT Infrastructure Updates Needed

CoSN today released a new report, combining the results of the organization’s long-standing IT Leadership and Infrastructure surveys, to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.
 

"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:

October 6th Webinar: Designing Robust Education Networks for Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Washington, DC (September 29, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET on how to design school system networks to support continuous learning. 

During the hour-long session, participants will hear experiences from experts and learn about the newest resources from CoSN’s SEND (Smart Education Networks by Design) Leadership Initiative. 

Delivering New Digital K-12 Platform to Support Smart, High-Performance Education Networks

Washington, DC (May 7, 2015) – The continual, unending, increasing demands on networks burden the modern school chief technology officer (CTO) and education networks. To address this challenge, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today launched the Design Performance Guide at the Association for Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) Annual Conference in Oregon.

K-12 Report: Affordability, Adequate Funding Biggest Technology Barriers

Washington, DC (October 16, 2014) – New results from CoSN’s (Consortium for School Networking’s) 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal troubling gaps in U.S. school districts broadband and technology infrastructure. The report, released today, identifies affordability and adequate funding as the most significant barriers to delivering sufficient Internet connectivity and transforming the learning environment in schools. This chief hurdle mirrors the major barrier identified in the 2013 survey.

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