Leadership and Vision

Student Data Privacy Seal Awarded to Houston-based Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

CoSN today awarded the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX. The district, which is the third school system in Texas to receive the Seal, earned the distinction for demonstrating a commitment to protecting student data through modern, rigorous policies and practices.
 

Prioritizing the Privacy Work for the Technology-Enabled School District

In the midst of important discussions on data privacy and security taking place across the nation, school leaders can easily forget how and why we adopted the array of applications that support learning and school operations. These systems did not arrive overnight. Rather, over the course of years, school leaders began to leverage software that helps scale personalized learning, provide engaging learning experiences, and run the “business” side of districts (e.g., scheduling, transportation, etc.).
 

Oklahoma Expands CoSN’s Local Reach in the United States

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today announced the addition of Oklahoma as the organization’s newest state chapter. This grows CoSN’s reach to 30 states nationwide.
 
The Oklahoma Council of Educational Technology Leaders (OCETL) Chapter will help create and cultivate engaging and innovative educational environments.
 

"Predicting" the Future of EdTech

As 2018 starts, I get lots of questions about what are the “most important” technologies and trends that will impact learning.  As head of the Consortium for School Networking, CoSN, it makes sense that our leaders and the media want to know where to focus their attention and budgets to have the most impact. Unfortunately, “predicting” technology is fraught with problems, and accuracy is at the top of the list. This is the moment to bring out spectacularly wrong predictions from brilliant persons:

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