“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”
—President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009
Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology
The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology
, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement.
It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity.