National Education Technology Plan
The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.
Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology
The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015.
- Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. National Education Technology Plan (2010)
- Toward A New Golden Age In American Education—How the Internet, the Law and Today’s Students Are Revolutionizing Expectations (2004)
- eLearning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of All Children (2000)
- Getting America’s Students Ready for the 21st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge (1996)
NETP Graphics / Appendices / NETP: Letter from the Secretary / NETP: Technical Working Group / NETP: Executive Summary / NETP: Introduction / Learning: Engage and Empower / Assessment: Measure what Matters / Teaching: Prepare and Connect / Infrastructure: Access and Enable / Productivity: Redesign and Transform / R&D: Innovate and Scale / References / How This Plan Was Developed / Acknowledgements
Provides guidance on connectivity, devices, and quality digital learning resources.
Technology funding available for state and district leaders.
Initiatives to help connect schools to broadband Internet.