Center for Digital Education & Converge: research in education technology for K-12 and higher education


Posted on October 29, 2014
In mid-2014, the FCC announced a sweeping overhaul of the E-rate program. “E-rate 2.0” targets funding for fast broadband services while scaling back support for telephony. This CDE handbook helps education leaders take advantage of E-rate funding by describing the application process and answering questions about new rules, eligibility, timelines, what’s covered and much more.
Posted on October 24, 2014
The deadline for Common Core online assessments is approaching, but many school districts across the U.S. are unprepared. This paper focuses on the top five technology priorities school districts need to focus on for online assessment: wireless networks, data storage, classroom devices, mobile device management and security, and system integration.
Posted on October 22, 2014
New assessment offerings help educators measure student growth, but often providers in this space specialize in one aspect of assessment, such as formative or summative. This white paper details what districts should look for when seeking a comprehensive assessment solution.
Posted on October 17, 2014
Today’s K-12 schools are hungry for bandwidth. But without a comprehensive strategy for high-performance networks, supplying enough capacity can turn into a planning and budgeting nightmare. This white paper helps education leaders lay the framework for planning and implementing high-performance networks. It also helps answer a question asked by IT managers at schools everywhere: “How much network capacity will we actually need?”
Posted on October 8, 2014
Each year, the Center for Digital Education recognizes K-20 education leaders who are transforming learning through the innovative use of technology. This publication honors the CDE's Top 30 technologists, transformers and trailblazers across the country — true pioneers who are reshaping education by thoughtfully harnessing the power of technology. Download now to read about the most recent initiatives and programs spearheaded by the 2014 award winners.
Posted on September 29, 2014
This supplement to the Classroom Management Special Report details trends in education funding, identifies K-12 and higher education funding sources and provides five tips for ensuring successful professional development.
Posted on September 25, 2014
Find out how higher education institutions can use video teleconferencing to enhance alternative learning environments, deepen engagement between students and faculty, improve student grades and retention rates, and increase campus ROI in this issue brief.
Posted on September 16, 2014
Technology has turned teaching on its head and transformed the learning environment. Now it’s time to hone in on how to effectively manage technology and ensure educators have the tools they need to help students achieve higher levels of learning. This Special Report covers the most important considerations and investments K-12 and higher education leaders should make to optimize classroom management and positively impact student achievement.
Posted on August 22, 2014
Find out how integrated technologies empower interactive, collaborative and personalized learning in K-12 schools.
Posted on August 19, 2014
Knowing at every moment which students are on track – and, more importantly, which aren’t – is vital information for improving student retention. However, higher education institutions often don’t have the tools for real-time insights into student progress. Read this issue brief to learn how lecture capture, active learning solutions and analytics tools can help students, instructors and institutions improve student learning, increase retention and ensure success.

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Posted on August 21, 2014
Putting data to work for the lifelong learner.
Posted on May 15, 2014
Find out how curriculum management services help K-12 educators easily find content to align to Common Core and other standards while also providing engaging digital content.
Posted on July 1, 2013
Higher education institutions face common information security issues – tight budgets, mobile devices, low awareness of security risks. These common challenges make these institutions easy targets for hackers.
Posted on May 15, 2014
Discover how community colleges can meet the mobility expectations of students by providing secure network coverage, sufficient bandwidth, access to wireless e-printers and the infrastructure to accommodate BYOD.
Posted on March 17, 2014
Read this guide to develop a plan and strategy for 1:1 tablet deployment in your K-12 school or district.
Posted on March 28, 2014
The Common Core Standard, adopted by 45 states, is a benchmark for education that can only be reached through new teaching methods and leveraging technology to make learning more effective. Learn how video collaboration has proven to be an effective learning tool in this new culture of education.
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