Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Host Roundtable on Role of Technology in Education at Consortium for School Networking's Annual Conference

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Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle will host a town hall on education technology at the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2014 Annual Conference on Wednesday, March 19, in Washington, D.C. The session, "Can Big Data and Innovative Digital Learning Play Together?" will highlight how technology can be leveraged to transform learning in the future. Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia, and Yong Zhao, presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon, are expected to join the panel.

CoSN helps education technology leaders better understand their changing roles in creating the new face of learning through technology. The conference—"Continuously Connected, Continuously Learning"—will take place March 19-22, and will showcase how education technology leaders are using technology to challenge and inspire their students, encourage innovation and deepen learning.

President Obama's ConnectED initiative addresses the important role that technology plays in learning. The goal of the initiative is to connect 99 percent of America's students to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within five years, calling on the FCC to modernize and leverage its existing E-Rate program to meet that goal.