The ATC21s project launched in 2009 to research and develop new approaches, methods, and technologies for measuring the success of 21st-century learning and pedagogy in classrooms around the world. This 2010 update contains news on task development, field work, associate countries, white papers, and recent conferences around student assessment. ATC21s is co-sponsored by Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications provide minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that allow U.S. schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing computers will support the administration of the assessment system...
This document was prepared by the Career Readiness Partner Council, a broad-based coalition of U.S. education, policy, business, and philanthropic organizations that strives to forward a more comprehensive vision for what it means to be career ready. The Council hopes this...
This framework from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium guides translation of math assessments for English-language learners (ELLs). In addition to addressing the diverse linguistics backgrounds of ELLs, the framework proposes several translation accommodations options and makes recommendations for successfully implementing...
This information sheet showcases the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative, launched in 2006 to explore how digital media are changing the way young people learn, socialize, communicate, and play. Since 2006, MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $100 million for research, development of innovative...
October 3, 2010
A succinct, one-page summary of MIT’s groundbreaking OpenCourseWare project and online delivery system assessing the global access, use, and impact of the program.
September 24, 2010
This colorful special from EdTech Digest contains 21 definitions for a 21st-century education.
September 16, 2010
In November 2009, the inaugural three-day World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) took place in Doha, Qatar, uniting education thought leaders from throughout the world. The WISE 2009 Final Report comprises summaries of the speeches and debates, photographs of the event, and a preliminary outline of the way ahead.
September 16, 2010
The Converge Special Report on Campus Technology Infrastructure highlights how a comprehensive campus infrastructure is mission-critical for students, staff, and faculty as it provides on-demand access to educational tools and administrative functions, and empowers the delivery of education. The Report highlights key financial resources available to fund campus infrastructure projects, as well as identifies other funding streams impacting the education vertical to assist campuses in overcoming the IT finance barrier.
July 13, 2010
The Limerick Declaration
Guidelines for creating Learning Cities and Regions
June 17, 2010
This best-practices post from eSchool News discusses technology’s place in classroom and independent learning.
June 14, 2010
This Brookings Institution policy brief proposes four relatively low-cost recommendations to spur innovation in U.S. schools:
- Choose K-12 curriculum based on evidence of effectiveness.
- Evaluate teachers in ways that meaningfully differentiate levels of performance.
- Accredit online education providers so they can compete with traditional schools across district and state lines.