Education Department announces new open educational resources hire, college website
Andrew Marcinek was hired to work in the Office of Educational Technology, officials announced Tuesday. He will work on connecting K-12 and higher ed schools to openly-licensed educational resources.
Exclusive: New hire at Office of Educational Technology to expand higher ed initiatives
Sharon Leu, who oversees the largest federal grant program for community colleges at the Department of Labor, will join OET next week to develop post-secondary programs.
Education innovation ‘clusters’ coming to Chicago
The clusters are a network of school districts, edtech startups, community organizers and other stakeholders. They are descending on the Windy City next week to discuss how to deepen learning through technology.
Obama’s ConnectED program ‘not reliable’ – school tech chief
ConnectED, an Obama administration initiative to provide nearly all schools with high-speed broadband, offers free connectivity and technology for limited time
FCC leader warns broadband gap may leave kids behind
At the 1776 Challenge Festival on Monday, Jessica Rosenworcel said families should have high-speed broadband access at home so their kids don't get left behind in the digital age.
Education officials want kids, teachers to be main players in ‘Games for Learning’
The 12th annual Games for Learning summit kicked off Tuesday in New York, and officials from the Office of Educational Technology encouraged developers to craft virtual games for students and teachers.