Technology In Education
The promise of technology is great. It can increase equity and access to educational opportunities. It can enhance the impact and reach of great teaching. It can help re-envision how education is delivered, making learning more student-centered and recognizing teachers as education designers. It can lower costs and increase efficiency and productivity.
Schools should be the place that prepare students for the world of tomorrow, with the best tools of today. Schools should use real-world technology that allows students to grapple with real-world problems—so they can compete in a globally competitive economy.
Two bills will provide the resources, infrastructure, hardware, software, and human capacity needed to prepare students for the 21st century and beyond.
The Transforming Education through Technology Act would help schools, districts, and states transform learning systems by utilizing innovative technology.
To address the under-investment in learning technology R&D, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education (ARPA-ED) Act would aggressively pursue technological breakthroughs that have the potential to transform teaching and learning the way the Internet, GPS, and robotics have transformed commerce, travel, and the way we live our daily lives. It would fund projects that create a dramatic breakthrough in learning and teaching.