In an effort to advance the role technology plays in education, former Governors Jeb Bushand Bob Wise launched the Digital Learning Council last week. The new group aims to establish a roadmap to digital learning and promote its adoption.
“Technology has the power to customize education for every student in America,” said Bush, co-chair of the Digital Learning Council. “Providing a customized, personalized education for students was a dream just a decade ago. Technology can turn that dream into reality today.”
To date, more than 50 leaders from education, technology, government, and other fields, have joined the bipartisan council. The combined brainpower of the new group will identify policies to move digital learning from the marginal role it plays today to the forefront of education.
Ultimately, the council will make its final recommendations on digital learning the focus of a nationwide campaign to promote the adoption of those policy principles by states.