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Digital Transformation

Coverage of the movement away from physical textbooks and classrooms toward digital operations in K-12 schools and higher education. Examples include virtual classrooms and remote learning, educational apps, learning management systems, broadband and other digital infrastructure for schools, and the latest research on grading and teaching.

CSUCI computer science professors Eric Kaltman and Joseph Osborn are using emulators to develop a digital archive for old computer games, giving scholars the ability to bookmark and access specific moments in games.
Katy Independent School District in Texas is working with RFID Services and SMART Tag to install radio-frequency identification systems in buses, allowing parents and the district to track students as they enter and exit.
Launched last year to track student success after high school, the Indiana Department of Education’s new “Graduates Prepared to Succeed” online dashboard aims to make districts more accountable to state benchmarks.
The fintech company ClassWallet will help the state manage distribution of $30 million in federal funds to assist K-12 students in purchasing program-compliant educational materials and services.
Pennsylvania's largest school district has joined a state program offering student mental health services through Kooth, but some parents are wary of more data collection and digital mediation through an online platform.
A Washington school district will use grant money from Eastern Oregon University's Greater Oregon STEM Hub to buy robots to develop coding skills in young students and augment the teaching of other subjects.
Assistant Secretary Roberto Rodriguez of the U.S. Department of Education has seen recent progress in narrowing the digital divide and thinks new technologies could help address several problems while creating others.
Beaufort County School District in South Carolina has two separate programs, different from the makeshift ones it used during the pandemic, that have allowed some students to flourish by learning from home.
A Tuesday webinar at the annual Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) conference explored the pros, cons and potential classroom applications of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT.
Speaking at the annual CoSN conference Monday, education author Michael Horn outlined the ways that schools can use technology to rethink instruction and create a “mastery-based” learning model.