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Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education

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Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan

The Higher Ed NETP builds on the principles described in each of the NETP’s five sections—learning, teaching, leadership, assessment, and infrastructure—and examines them in the context of higher education.

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

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National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

The NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

Increasing access to high-quality education opportunities

#GoOpen Campaign

The U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign encourages states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. Learn what it takes to be a #GoOpen District or State:

Implementing an Open Approach

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#GoOpen District Launch Packet

Across the country, districts are choosing to #GoOpen and transitioning to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve student learning in their schools. This resource is designed for districts that have decided to implement a systematic approach to incorporating openly licensed educational resources into their curriculum by becoming a #GoOpen District.

Designing Solutions to Empower Families

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ESSA Report Card Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Education and the Data Quality Campaign hosted technical experts, subject matter experts, state leaders, parents, and other stakeholders for two days of sketching, prototyping and building solutions to help states design family-friendly approaches to report cards that make school data more transparent and accessible. Learn more and see the prototypes.

Reimagining Teacher Preparation

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Advancing Educational Technology in Teacher Preparation: Policy Brief

This policy brief identifies key challenges and solutions to the effective integration of technology in teacher preparation, provides guiding principles on how to move the field toward effective integration of technology in teacher preparation programs, and identifies areas of opportunity and collaboration for stakeholders across the field.

Every Student Succeeds Act

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Building Capacity for the Effective Use of Technology: New Guidance on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE)

We discuss how States and districts may use new ESSA Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) funds to improve the effective use of technology.

Engaging our Youngest Learners

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Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief

This brief, issued jointly by ED and HHS, will help those who care for nearly 36 million children from birth to age eight make wise decisions about media use and provides four guiding principles for families and early educators on the use of technology with young children.

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