Successful educational technology initiatives should be focused on sustained improvements in student outcomes. Despite funding challenges, ministries of education, state governments, and other funding bodies must holistically integrate ICT-enabled learning into long-term operating budgets.
Use the Intel Education Transformation Model to gain strategies and recommendations for developing a practical, comprehensive plan and budget that is designed to secure long-term ICT funding.
Sustainable resourcing for ICT is essential to enable transformation, improve educational outcomes, and reduce the attainment gap.
Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, e-Learning Foundation
As the nonprofit foundation’s CEO, Valerie Thompson has worked with schools in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe to establish sustainable learning technology programs.
Start achieving consistent funding in your education technology initiative by reading Chapter 8 of the Education Transformation Guide, “Sustainable Resourcing: Consistent Funding for Long-Term Success.”
Implement strategies for securing long-term technology funding with this checklist that includes holistic, values-based budget planning and cost-avoidance approaches.
Compare the costs of implementing a one-to-one (1:1) student-to-teacher ratio classroom to a traditional 3:1 ratio classroom in hardware, server, tech support, and other costs
Determine the savings between traditional classroom costs per student and the potential cost reduction with data mapping, online professional learning, and more.
The results of a properly implemented educational technology are a positive financial impact that improves the quality of schools and national, state, and local economies.
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