New National Digital Learning Plan for the Everywhere Kids

by Marj Kleinman
November 18, 2010

The final version of the National Education Technology Plan was unveiled on Tuesday, outlining the transition from digital classrooms to other platforms–long overdue. 

Read Fred Belmont’s HuffPo piece, Obama’s New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App. A few excerpts are shared below: 

Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the final version of the National Education Technology Plan on Tuesday — proposals to use social networking, data collection and multi-media to get U.S. kids to learn more. According to Duncan, the plan — almost two years in the making — will help American education “transition to digital classrooms and transform learning” for the Facebook and IPhone generation and beyond. 

Mr. Belmont writes “A short urban legend might explain how this will work. Willie Sutton, a famous bank robber was asked why he robbed banks. He responded by saying, “because that’s where the money is.” To paraphrase Willie, learning must take place when and where the students are.”

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