Draft National Education Technology Plan

Aligned to goals:
  • 1.5: Maintain up-to-date information on the Department's website about Department offices and key programs.
  • 1.6: Foster more transparency in the larger education community.
  • 2.1: Provide more insight into the agency's decision-making process.
  • 2.3: Collect and use input from the public and other stakeholders in decision-making.
  • 3.1: Enhance collaboration with other federal and non-federal agencies, the public, and non-profit and private entities.

On March 3, 2010, the Department released a draft of the National Educational Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology.

This plan was prepared for the Office of Educational Technology by leading researchers and practitioners. It represents their best ideas about how we can advance the teaching and learning capabilities of our schools. The plan is designed to close the gap between the technology-rich and engaging experiences that dominate many students' lives outside of school and many students' experience in school, while preparing them for success as global citizens and in college and careers.

In keeping with the Open Government Initiative, the Department has published the draft of the plan on the Department's website at National Education Technology Plan 2010. The public has been invited to review it, comment on it, and provide examples of research and practice associated with it. The Department welcomes suggestions about ways to accelerate the development and adoption of tools and resources that merge education and technology, as well as incentives to help spark innovation and scale up the most effective products.

You can find Secretary Duncan's complete remarks at Using Technology to Transform Schools--Remarks by Secretary Arne Duncan at the Association of American Publishers Annual Meeting.