These priorities are grounded in our vision of Digital Equity and Opportunity where our efforts aim to support and enable the conditions and activities that create possibilities for all learners and educators to fully participate in society and economy.
Preparing residents to be successful for the future requires a robust and flexible learning infrastructure capable of supporting new types of engagement and providing ubiquitous access to the technology tools that allow everyone to create, design, and explore.
A strong democracy relies on an informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizenry, but technology and social media is rapidly changing the way that citizens consume, create, and share information.
High-quality educational opportunities should be available to all learners. Creating an open education ecosystem involves making learning materials, data, and educational opportunities available without restrictions imposed by copyright laws, access barriers, or exclusive proprietary systems that lack interoperability and limit the free exchange of information.
The implementation and adoption of affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband and devices in schools, homes, and the community can support learners’ foundational technology access, which enables anywhere, anytime learning.
Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.
When educational systems partner with families and communities to support the effective use of technology in teaching and learning, then learners will benefit from both optimized school-community partnerships and educator capacities to increase transparency, extend learning time, and resolve pitfalls of technology usage by learners.
Alaska Public Media reports on internet inequality in the Kuskokwim River region.
Rural Alaska communities have largely been left behind in the digital revolution -- until now. The native village of Akiak is the first community in the YKD to bring high-speed broadband internet to its residents.
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