Removing Barriers to Digital Learning with Bill Goodwyn

CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, posted a blog post today that is will worth reading.  He addresses the initiative by  Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski to assemble the CEOs from the top 15 educational technology companies in the United States and address challenges facing classrooms across America.

At Discovery Education, we talk to many districts across the country every week – urban and suburban, small and large, those with traditional classrooms and those with digital classrooms – and through those conversations, we consistently hear that a few formidable barriers still exist for districts looking to deploy digital learning tools successfully.

While the education community is intimately familiar with these barriers, it’s important for the non-educational community to understand the obstacles so that every man, woman and child in our country can advocate for the changes that our schools need in order to propel this digital learning initiative forward.

It’s a strong statement from our CEO, and worth reading in its entirety.  Chime in and share your thoughts with the leader of Discovery Education!


One Comment;

  1. Max said:

    Great points. My grandmother says: \If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.\ Some would mistakenly interpret this to mean that they should be content with the status quo. However, the status quo is not and will not be enough to keep up with a dynamic world where the stakes are raised higher and higher each day.
    It might still be possible to send a message via carrier pigeon, but if the rest of the world is using video-conferencing or instant messaging tools, it will be quite difficult to be a part of the conversation.

    My grandmother’s statement highlights the need to change and adapt with time or become irrelevant. Not only should every person within the educational and non-educational community be advocating for change, but they should also be well versed in understanding the reasons why change is so crucial in the first place.

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