Bioscience

New ad campaign aims to spur discussion about education and technology

June 19, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News] — To emphasize the importance of education to the nation’s future and to drive home how much schools need to change in order to educate the children of tomorrow, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), and the National Education Association (NEA) have teamed up to develop a public service announcement (PSA) campaign aimed at the presidential candidates.

The campaign calls on the next president to respond to the groups’ vision for a 21st-century learning environment, says Keith Krueger, CoSN’s chief executive. “We hope it will draw the attention of the presidential candidates and become something discussed and debated on the campaign trail, leading to major educational technology initiatives in the next administration. We also hope that the PSA will raise the profile of this issue in the minds of voters,” Krueger said. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]