CoSN recently released a set of resources developed specifically for school-system leaders, providing a comprehensive and consistent review of various edtech topics that guide and empower superintendents and their leadership teams in leading a digital transformation. Launched as part of the Empowered Superintendents Initiative, the materials will help superintendents communicate to stakeholders on important edtech topics. These one-page briefs cover critical edtech issues, including Accessibility, Cloud Computing, The Importance of Cybersecurity, Leadership for Mobile Learning, Online Assessment, Student Data Privacy, Smart Network Design for Transformation & Innovation, Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, and Closing the Homework Gap. Education leaders can sign up online to access the one-page materials.
The University of Alabama offers an MA in Instructional Technology that can be earned completely online to help educators integrate innovative tech strategies into their curriculum. With a focus on theory and research, the coursework will enhance educators’ understanding of how to implement emerging technologies and create a better educational experience for their students. The knowledge they gain will prepare them to design learning solutions across a variety of platforms. This degree can help advance educators’ careers and increase their effectiveness at reaching today’s students.
Penn State World Campus offers a world of possibilities—online. Educators can expand their skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. The educational technology programs offered online through Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with the College of Education, help educators to incorporate the use of technology and the internet to more effectively engage learners and improve the quality of learning experiences. The courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in residence. Penn State’s Education programs have been ranked consistently in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Interested educators can choose from the following programs: Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology; Graduate Certificates in E-Learning Design, Educational Technology Integration, and Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings. Request more information here.