Digitally Enhanced Education in California: Summary of CalTAC Workshop on Using Digital Media

Release Date: July 20, 2012 | Last Updated Date: February 17, 2015

Digitally enhanced education – a broad term related to the use of technology in education – was identified as one of three key aspects of California’s innovation ‘ecosystem’ by CCST’s multifaceted “Innovate to Innovation” project, initiated in 2010. This project follows on a series of CCST papers on digital education, providing updated information on the rapidly evolving state of digital education in California and the nation as a whole.

The summary document includes an overview of the importance of digital education both from TechNet, an organization of CEOs of high-tech companies, and CSLNet, a statewide education consortium dedicated to the enhancement of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM) education. It also includes summaries of Cal TAC member experiences incorporating digital media into their own classrooms, the opportunities it presents, and the practical challenges they have faced in doing so.

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