8:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Past Event

Leveraging Technology to Reclaim American Educational Leadership

Friday, December 17, 2010

8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Technology has the potential to improve education by overcoming geographical disparities, improving access, personalizing education, and digitizing educational materials. Wired classrooms and instructional sets allow for education that is adaptive to students’ needs, letting pupils learn at their own pace, receive individualized instruction, and be assessed in real time. Despite technology innovation’s potential to enhance student engagement and performance, our basic learning strategies have nonetheless remained static even though most schools in the U.S. are equipped with some level of Internet connectivity.

On December 17, leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors examined how to best leverage information and communications technology to transform education in the United States. The discussion also focused on how to enable learning environments of all kinds — K-12, community colleges, universities, adult education and other training courses — to experiment with new innovations to improve students’ proficiency and experience in the classroom.

After each panel, speakers took audience questions.