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


Posted on January 27, 2015
The transformation from printed textbooks to digital content has created a brave new world for curriculum – but not all things digital are created equal. This paper discusses how to differentiate high-quality content from that which is not and ensure your students are equipped with the best tools for learning.
Posted on January 16, 2015
Find out why wired keyboards shouldn’t be overlooked as school districts race to prepare for Common Core and other online assessments.
Posted on January 5, 2015
High-speed Internet is critical in education, but rural districts are struggling to gain access. Download this issue brief and find out how new satellite broadband capabilities can bridge this digital education divide.
Posted on November 24, 2014
This CDE Special Report takes a deep dive into digital curriculum, looking closely at the benefits and potential pitfalls involved in the shift. From innovative content delivery methods to the latest in open educational resources and other trends on the horizon, this report highlights case studies and best practices from education institutions that have already made the transition to digitally delivered learning.
Posted on November 21, 2014
Education is being transformed by mobile devices, digital content, online assessments and social collaboration. Unfortunately, these shifts are making significant demands on technology infrastructures. This paper discusses the limitations of traditional education networking strategies and outlines the benefits that open and software-defined approaches can bring.
Posted on November 21, 2014
Server virtualization is now the norm in many data centers, and K-12 school districts are no exception. But at the same time server virtualization becomes increasingly prevalent, it also becomes more complex to manage. This issue brief describes how school districts can successfully plan for virtualization and eliminate potential risks.
Posted on November 20, 2014
This supplement to the Curriculum of the Future Special Report details trends in education funding, identifies K-12 and higher education funding sources, provides tips for applying for E-rate funds and gives guidance on professional development.
Posted on November 20, 2014
Learn how to incorporate efficient and cost-effective printing strategies into your evolving digital learning environment.
Posted on November 5, 2014
Find out how the right technology foundation can help universities use data to make more informed, strategic decisions and boost performance.
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.

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Posted on August 21, 2014
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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.