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Blog // Connect Michigan

Integrating Digital Age Technology In Education: A Michigan Perspective

By Wil Payton

It’s Education Month at Connect Michigan and we are highlighting how Michigan schools are actively engaging technology to prepare students to succeed in school and career pursuits. Bruce Umpstead is the state director, education technology and data coordination, for the Michigan Department of Education. Umpstead is structuring and rolling out year two of a $50 million annual technology readiness infrastructure grant (TRIG) program with 700 local districts and all 56 intermediate school districts participating. The main goal of TRIG is deploying a statewide education network with the goal of interconnecting all schools in a common fiber...

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Technology Having Impact on Education

By Wil Payton

We’re celebrating Education Month at Connected Nation. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. This month we will bring you a series of articles that feature news and information on the integration of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. Technology has profoundly affected the field of education. Recent surveys and research have found that technology has significantly impacted the learning experience. As a case in point, a 2012 Connect Michigan study found that approximately 2.4 million adult Internet...

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We're Celebrating Education Month At Connected Nation!

By Connected Nation

We're excited to announce the kick-off of Connected Nation’s Education Month. We’re working with partners across the nation on efforts and initiatives to connect more classrooms and bring better technology to students and educators. Recently, we launched our Edified program. The initiative seeks to increase the deployment of the latest mobile technology, robust wireless connectivity, education apps, and twenty-first century teaching practice in America’s K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. The Edified program builds partnerships with technology companies, education research organizations, broadband providers, and...

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Internet Impacts College Course Composition

By CMI Staff

Online lectures provide more time for in-class interaction We just completed a month that focused on education technology but here’s another story that is relevant to the subject: A growing number of college instructors are now “flipping” their courses by lecturing their students virtually, through audio or video outside of class, and utilizing class time for interactive learning through debate, group work, presenting, or problem solving. This teaching format is just another example of how technology is redeveloping teaching and learning methods in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Below is a portion of an article in the Star...

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