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  1. Archived InformationOvercome the Digital Divide Craig B. Luigart Chief Information Officer Craig.Luigart@ed.gov June 27, 2001

  2. We Begin Time Line ANCIENT WRITING 30,000 BC 3,000 BC 100 AD 700 AD CavePainting Hieroglyphics Parchment Illuminated Manuscript PRINTING PRESS AND BEYOND 1455 1885 1912 1935 SmallPrinting Press Black & White Photos of Titanic on Front Covers of Newspapers Gutenberg’s Printing Press Color BookCovers Overcome the Digital Divide

  3. We Begin Again Time Line Last 20 Years 1981 1991 1992 1999 Random House Electronic Thesaurus Sony’s Kludgy Data Discman Books on CD-ROM Rocket eBook and the Softbook Future 2000 2004 2005 2008 Readeron a Laptop Tablet PC eBook Titles and ePeriodical Sales Top One Billion $! eBook Sales Outperforming Paperback Book Sales Overcome the Digital Divide

  4. Post Gutenberg Age • E-books • 20 years - 90% of what we read will be electronic • Price Differential - Hardcopy of Encyclopedia Britannica for $2000 or the on-line set for about $100 • iBooks Pilot in Virginia • Sony’s Playstation II • 66 m polygons/sec • Experiential Learning • 20,000 simulated surgeries upon arrival to medical school • Virtual testing of chemical combinations Overcome the Digital Divide

  5. Industrial Age Steam Engine Electricity Information Age Wireless Internet Technologies New Government New Technology Defines Economy and Society Overcome the Digital Divide

  6. New Government E-Government • Horizontal Linkage of the Government • Acquisitions Impacted by Section 508 • E-Grants Driven by the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) • E-Rate Program - Effort to ‘Bridge’ the Digital Divide Redefines Common Business Procedures • Better Serve its Customers • Effort to Become Customer-centric Overcome the Digital Divide

  7. The Digital Divide • Digital Divide Comparable to Head Start Program 40 Years Ago • Head Start - created for students who were inadequately prepared for school, as a result of environment or lack of educational experience • Digital Divide - represents the gap between those students exposed to information technology and those students who have not had the benefit of “growing up digital” • Steps to Close Digital Divide • Access to Technology • Teacher Training • Accessibility for the Disabled Overcome the Digital Divide

  8. Access to Technology • Henrico County Public Schools Pilot ProgramCommonwealth of Virginia • Brings the district closer to having access to wirelessly networked mobile computing – enabling learning to reach far beyond the classroom • Redefines role of technology in education – changing teaching methods and learning strategies for the classroom • Ahead of the curve – shifting much of its curriculum to digital media • Kids on laptops • Commercial Partnership Overcome the Digital Divide

  9. Access to TechnologyThrough Broadband • Definition: The term "broadband" refers to any type of transmission technique that carries several data channels over a common wire. DSL services, for example, combine separate voice and data channels over a single telephone line. Overcome the Digital Divide

  10. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) • Provides high-speed networking over ordinary phone lines using digital modem technology. • Integrates voice and data functionality,bringing the "always on“ featureof the telephone to the computernetwork. • Theoretically supports data ratesof 8,448 Kbps (8.448 Mbps), althoughtypical rates vary from 1,544 Kbps to512 Kbps and sometimes aslow as 90 Kbps. Overcome the Digital Divide

  11. DISH Network® and StarBandsm DISH Network Signal StarBand Internet Signal Overcome the Digital Divide

  12. Comparison Overcome the Digital Divide

  13. Teacher Training • Learning institutions are encouraged to provide continuous and relevant training and support for educators and administrators at all levels • Findings of the Web-based Education Commissions revealed that not enough is being done to assure that today’s educators have the skills and knowledge for effective Web-based teaching Overcome the Digital Divide

  14. Accessibility for the Disabled • Technology can level the playing field and increase the independence of people with disabilities • Cost is a problem – computers with adaptive technology can cost $20,000 • Statistics reveal that access to the Internet and computer use by the disabled could be improved – technology helps “level the playing field” Overcome the Digital Divide

  15. Leave No Child Behind • Current educational initiatives focusing on education and technology • Expanding Flexibility, Reducing Bureaucracy • Title I Flexibility • Increased funds to schools for technology • Improving Teacher Quality • All students taught by quality teachers • Funding what works Overcome the Digital Divide

  16. Closing Thoughts • Technology is not a panacea • Technology is powerful tool • Student centered, continuous learning Technology should help ensure that no child is left behind Overcome the Digital Divide