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National Summit Brings Together Technology, Rural Ed Experts to Focus on Solutions for Overcoming Distance, Accessing Resources (ED.gov > News)

posted Jul 30, 2010, 1:28 PM by Learning Registry Apps Administrator
From the press release:

Secretary Duncan announced the formation of an Online Learning Registry to provide access to priceless historical, artistic and scientific primary source materials, like those found at the Smithsonian. Many of these resources have associated educational materials that have been created by education professionals and some are available online. But currently it can be difficult to find and make sense of this vast array of resources available across numerous agencies.

The registry is one of the recommendations the FCC made in the National Broadband Plan to give more students and teachers access to the high-quality digital content that the federal government owns.

“No technological innovation in our lifetime has greater potential to transform education than high-speed Internet,” said Chairman Genachowski. “But computers and connections alone are not enough to seize the opportunities of broadband for education. The National Broadband Plan recommended that the federal government increase the pool of high-quality digital resources that educators can easily find, access, and combine with other content to help their students learn. I am very pleased to see this recommendation being adopted. The Learning Registry will put a library of world-class educational content at the fingertips of every American student and teacher.”

Read the full press release here:
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