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Broadband

Preparing students to be successful for the future requires a robust and flexible learning infrastructure capable of supporting new types of engagement and providing ubiquitous access to the technology tools that allow students to create, design, and explore.

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Digital Literacy Accelerator

A strong democracy relies on an informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizenry, but technology and social media is rapidly changing the way that citizens consume, create, and share information.

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Blockchain in Education

The recent and rapid evolution of distributed computing and blockchain technology has pushed us to rethink and reimagine many of the foundational aspects of our traditional systems of education. Concepts like trust, value, privacy, and identity are all coming into question as we usher in a new suite of technologies.

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Equity

Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.

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Higher Education

The Office of Educational Technology believes that the technologies available today provide us an opportunity to create a system of higher education that provides excellent education and ensures even greater equity for our students tomorrow.

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Planning for Changing Learning Scenarios: Navigating the Road Ahead

Webinar and blog series to help districts and schools maintain continuity of learning through the incredible disruptions they are currently experiencing by sharing these challenges and elevating successful strategies

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Open Education

High-quality educational opportunities should be available to all learners. Creating an open education ecosystem involves making learning materials, data, and educational opportunities available without restrictions imposed by copyright laws, access barriers, or exclusive proprietary systems that lack interoperability and limit the free exchange of information.

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Professional Learning

Technology offers the opportunity for teachers to become more collaborative and extend learning beyond the classroom.strategies

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Privacy

The U.S. Department of Education is committed to both technological progress and the protection of privacy and security for students, educators, and all involved in schools.

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