Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Public forum on National Education Technology Plan set for today

U-M will host a public forum today on the National Education Technology Plan, which the U.S. Department of Education is developing to define a vision for the use of information and communication technologies in transforming education in America.

More information about the National Education Technology Plan is available at:

The plan will provide a set of concrete goals to shape state and local educational technology plans. A working group of education and technology scholars and practitioners is seeking more public input.

The forum will be from 4-6 p.m. at two U-M locations, linked by videoconferencing:

• The Atkins Conference Room at the School of Information North, 1075 Beal Ave. (North Campus)

• The Tribute Room in the School of Education, 610 E. University

The forum will be hosted by Barry Fishman, an associate professor in the School of Education and the School of Information, and by Dan Atkins, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information in the School of Information.
It will begin with a brief overview of the framework for the plan followed by discussions with representatives of both formal and informal education at all levels, from top administrators to students, from schools to libraries and museums. The plan is expected to be completed and released in early 2010.

Invited speakers include Ann Arbor Public School leaders, university administrators, public school teachers, high school students, university faculty, museum and library leaders. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the public may RSVP for this event at: