With unemployment levels at record highs, policymakers are struggling to find any means possible to put Americans back to work. Job seekers who use the Internet are more likely to keep actively looking for jobs and less likely to drop out of the labor pool than those without Internet access, according to a new study released this morning by the Phoenix Center. Read full report.
This report explores the potential economic impact of broadband initiatives in Akron/Summit County in the specific areas of education, healthcare/telehealth, e-government, public safety/emergency response, and small business. In addition, this paper also examines some of the socioeconomic factors that contribute to economic growth and development. Read full report.
Report Highlights Ed-Tech Lessons From Abroad . Stakeholders learn about unique practices when it comes to technology in the classroom. Other countries’ ed-tech practices could help inform U.S. policy. Scotland and the Netherlands both invest significantly more federal money per student in information and communications technologies (ICT) than the United States, and they both view ICT as essential to classroom teaching and learning and in developing 21st-century skills, a delegation of education technology advocates discovered during a recent visit to the two countries. Full report can be downloaded here.