A year ago, President Barack Obama announced ConnectED, an initiative with the goal of providing WiFi access to 99% of K-12 schools by 2018. While a recent cost analysis by the Consortium for School Networking and the EducationSuperHighway estimates the total cost of this initiative to be $3.2 billion, the reality is many schools with adequate funding have already long utilized technology and the Internet in a variety of ways in classrooms, professional development, and district management.
One massive shift in school structures is the introduction of learning management systems. Popularized in higher education and now working their way into K-12, LMS software provides institutions with a digital space for everything from documentation and tracking to the delivery of online teacher education and training.
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