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  • Reinventing Schools: The Technology is Now
    The National Academy of Science offers ideas about the potential of new technologies to transform learning in schools. Topics include:*The Nintendo Generation: Information technologies permeate the lives of school children.
  • 21St Century Literacy in a Convergent Media World
    The goal of this work by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the AOL Time Warner Foundation is to identify and present examples of global initiatives that are addressing the need to develop 21st Century Literacy Skills.
  • Digital Transformation - A Framework for ICT Literacy
    In January 2001, Educational Testing Service convened an international panel to study the growing importance of existing and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and their relationships to literacy. The pane had two major themes: to examine the need for a measure of ICT literacy across countries and to develop a Framework for ICT literacy.
  • Distance Learning Guidelines
    Established in 1997 to provide an integrated quality assurance service for United Kingdom higher education, this independent body is funded by subscriptions from universities and colleges of higher education, and through contracts with the main higher education funding bodies. Once again, though targeting higher education, the guidelines have broader applicability.
  • EnGauge
    The enGauge framework identifies Six Essential Conditions- system-wide factors critical to effective uses of technology for student learning, and then provides a comprehensive set of evaluative tools that give schools the opportunity to measure their effectiveness in each of the Six Essential Conditions.
  • Getting the Most from Technology in Schools
    This report is designed to put the role of educational technology in the proper context, not as the focus of learning but as a valuable tool to support it. Getting information from a number of other sources, this report summarizes the most important aspects of the role for educational technology.
  • Guiding Principles for Distance Teaching and Learning
    The American Distance Education Consortium is an international consortium of state and land grant institutions providing distance education programs and services to their members. While most of the members of the consortium are higher education institutions, the principles have relevance to K-12 education as well.
  • IT Journal
    The IT Journal is a publication of the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Articles submitted by students and faculty pertain to the field of Instructional Technology and Design.
  • Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans: The Digital Divide's New Frontier:
    This report, published in Spring 2000, was one of the first studies to examine content issues and the digital divide. Much of the public concern about the digital divide has been focused on the gap between those who have the "boxes" and "wires" they need for Internet access and those who do not.
  • Principles of Good Practice for Distance Learning/Web-Based Courses
    When providing courses and programs through distance learning methods, institutions should establish standards and encourage academic integrity equivalent to courses offered in a traditional, campus-based environment. These Principles of Good Practice, adapted from the 1999 Guidelines for Distance Education by the North Central Association Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NCA), are suggested as a guide for Missouri institutions as they develop and implement courses for, and assess their involvement in, distance education and web-based course delivery.
  • Technology Briefs for NCLB Planners
    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation emphasizes the importance of leveraging the power of technology in all areas of K-12 education, from reading to science to special education. As a result, education leaders at the state and local levels are expected to develop plans that effectively employ technology to enhance learning and increase student achievement.
  • The Future of Networking Technologies for Learning
    In 1995 the US Department of Education commissioned a series of white papers on various issues related to networking technologies for education. Those fourteen papers are now on the web, along with the proceedings of the conference of authors in November 1995.
  • The Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities
    This White Paper was commissioned by the National Science Foundation was presented on May 25, 1999 at the "Understanding the Digital Economy_ conference; a public conference convened in response to a directive from the President of the United States to the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies.
  • U.S. Copyright Office Home Page
    Here you will find all key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.