From the site: http://tech.ed.gov/netp/
"As part of this program, they have released their plan titled 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."
The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following:
- Ubiquitous connectivity. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school
- Powerful learning devices. Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration
- High-quality digital learning content. Digital learning content and tools that can be used to design and deliver engaging and relevant learning experiences
- Responsible Use Policies (RUPs). Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning
To read the entire document, please visit: http://tech.ed.gov/files/2015/12/NETP16.pdf