Advances in technology open the door to myriad new ways of delivering and personalizing education. The recently launched Digital Learning Council and other groups are working to translate powerful ideas about technology and education to powerful results in the classroom. A minority of schools, such as School of One, are already taking advantage of technology to provide innovative instruction models.
Still, many obstacles remain to bringing the potential of education technology to scale, including access and professional knowhow.
In education, how can and should technology be used to close the digital gap rather than exacerbate it? What can policymakers do to help advance the promise of technological benefits in the classroom?