Value of Investment

School Technology Makes Progress, Yet Challenges Remain—CoSN’s 2016 Infrastructure Survey

School systems in the United States are making progress in increasing broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi in classrooms. However, significant hurdles remain before all students are able to experience a digitally-enabled learning environment. These are the findings revealed today in CoSN’s 2016 Annual Infrastructure Survey, a report conducted in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and MDR.

New Resource Provides Guidance to K-12 Technology Leaders on Smart IT Management and Investment

Washington, DC (June 18, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today unveiled a new strategic resource that provides guidance to school system technology leaders on how to plan and manage their IT investments amid tightening budgets.

When it Comes to IT Investments, Think Value, Not Return

Return on investment and net present value are common concepts used in business to determine how best to invest in technology to lower bottom-line costs and increase revenues. Both are helpful because businesses seek to maximize profits, after all. If this approach were applicable to school districts, the decision-making process for proposed technology projects would be much easier and more objective.

How Green Tech Can Save You Green

Districts have a responsibility to demonstrate that they are dependable stewards of the future by protecting the environment-- but boards and communities also require their schools to conserve funding. These dual purposes are forcing education leaders to address green IT issues as a matter of conscience, budget, and political value. CoSN, the professional association of school system technology leaders, offers a comprehensive "green computing" strategy that covers three areas: Purchase and Disposal, Energy Use, and Reducing Waste.

CoSN’s 2012-2013 Back-to-School Tools for Ed Tech Leaders

Washington, DC (September 12, 2012) – With the 2012-2013 school year officially underway, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has new, refreshed and exclusive tools for education technology leaders. These resources were developed to assist chief technology officers (CTOs) and other school leaders in their bold efforts to enhance 21st century teaching and learning through the use of technology. 

 

1) Identify the ‘Essential’ Skills