Welcome to the website for the new CoSN K-12 Open Technologies Leadership Initiative. The initiative is sponsored by IBM, Cisco, Pearson Education, and SAS to support the adoption and utilization of open technologies in K-12 education around the world.
Open source software, open standards and open hardware are poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. The convergence of web technologies and a new spirit of collaboration in the education community makes this an exciting time to get involved.
The goal of this Web site is to help educators and technologists with the planning, evaluation, decision-making, and implementation processes associated with adopting Open Technologies in K-12. Initially, the site will focus on the fundamentals of the open technologies movement in education. Over time – with your help, we hope – the site’s content will grow in quantity, sophistication and direct relevance to you.
Open technologies is an umbrella term that includes open source software, open standards, and open hardware.