Emerging Technologies

“Think before you click” - Digitally-savvy is the New Street-smart

By Liliana ‘Beatriz’ Arnillas

Education Technology is the single most important condition to support learner-centered education (LCE). A few years into 1:1 implementations across the country, our conversations have shifted towards student data privacy, security, internet safety and digital literacy.  In addition to filtering, blocking, and signing protective agreements, districts are faced with the need to develop thoughtful campaigns to educate users.

Report: Strengthen Student Security with Identity and Access Management Technologies

Washington, DC (October 22, 2015) – As school districts nationwide increasingly turn to digital content, the need has never been greater for robust identity and access management technologies.

This necessity, as well as the benefits of these resources and their current uses nationwide, is the focus of CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) EdTechNext report, Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy.

NMC and CoSN Release the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2015) — The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

Special CoSN Webinar:

**Media Advisory**

Washington, DC (April 29, 2014) - Join the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) on Tuesday, May 6 at 1 pm EDT for a special hour-long webinar exploring the 2014 IT Leadership Survey results. The annual survey, conducted in partnership with MDR and sponsored by SchoolDude, paints a comprehensive picture of the changing education technology field, helping school system leaders to examine how far the landscape has evolved and what’s on the horizon.

Apply to Join Our Teaming for Transformation 3

One of the major benefits of the internet is that it allows us to connect with people who we might otherwise never meet. No matter what challenges your district is facing, odds are there's another district out there which is grappling with the same things. By working together in online communities of practice, you can share your experiences and come up with common solutions to your problems. There's strength in numbers! But online communities of practice have proven especially powerful when they're mixed with in-depth, face-to-face interaction.

Take The Pledge: Celebrate Digital Learning Day with us on Feb 5!

CoSN is a partner in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Digital Learning Day, which will take place on Wednesday, February 5th (13 more days!). Want to celebrate with us?

DLD, a national celebration, is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and personalized learning. We already know the potential of education technology, but we want everyone to know. Help us build the momentum we need to change policies, shift attitudes, and enable wide-scale adoption of ed tech in classrooms.

Can We Transform Special Education with Tech?

We know that education technology has the power to transform learning for all students, but it may prove particularly powerful for special education students, argues a recent feature in the Huffington Post. A recent surge in online and blended learning opportunities has critically altered the options available for students with special needs, a population which is often left behind by education reform.

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