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U.S.

Department of Education
Office of the Chief Information Officer

Archived Information
30th Annual Large Scale
Assessment Conference

Craig B. Luigart
Chief Information Officer

Craig_Luigart@ed.gov June 28, 2000


We Begin Time Line
ANCIENT WRITING
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3 3,0 1 7

Cave Hieroglyphics Parchment Illuminated


Painting Manuscript

PRINTING PRESS AND BEYOND


55 85 12 3 5
14 18 19 19

Gutenberg’s Small Black & White Photos of Color Book


Printing Press Printing Press Titanic on Front Covers of Covers
Newspapers

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We Begin Again Time Line
Last 20 Years
81 91 92 99
19 19 19 19

Random House Sony’s Kludgy Books on Rocket eBook


Electronic Thesaurus Data Discman CD-ROM and the Softbook

Future
00 04 05 08
20 20 20 20

Reader Tablet PC eBook Titles and eBook Sales


on a Laptop ePeriodical Sales Outperforming
Top One Billion $ Paperback Sales

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Future Trends
Technology Driver Trend

– Ubiquitous bandwidth - anytime, anywhere digital


services will be the norm
– Smart environments - homes, offices and everyday
objects will become
networked and intelligent
– Net-centric computing - Internet permeates all
systems, spawning new
products, applications, and
services
– Knowledge discovery - corporate knowledge will
and exploitation become a tangible asset;
decision making will be
faster and more informed

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Future Trends cont.
Technology Driver Trend

– High-performance computing - ultrafast computers will


enable us to model reality
and question it, to mine a
huge amount of data and
prosper from it
– Virtual spaces and simulation - we will test ideas and
experiences virtually --
ie., really but not really
– Human-computer connection - everyone will communicate
more naturally and
effortlessly with computers;
ultimately, technology
disappears

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Post Gutenberg Age

● E-books
– 20 years - 90% of what we read will be electronic
– Price Differential - Hardcopy of Encyclopedia Britannica for
$2000 or the on-line set for about $100 now and $0 in 2001

● Sony’s Playstation II
– 66 m polygons/sec

● Experiential Learning
– 20,000 simulated surgeries upon arrival to medical school
– Virtual testing of chemical combinations

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New Government
E-Government
– Acquisitions and E-Grants
– E-Commerce
– E-Rate Program
» Effort to ‘Bridge’ the Digital Divide
» Get Technology Into the Classroom
– Information Technology to Improve Society
» Greater Accessibility to Low Income Communities and the Disabled
– Greater Need for Security
» Virus Attacks - ‘Melissa’ and ‘ILOVEYOU’
» Web Attacks by Hackers
– Legislation
» Clinger-Cohen Act
» Paperwork Reduction Act

Redefines Common Business Procedures


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eGovernment

Key ED Programs
● eGrants
● Integrated Performance Benchmarking
System (IPBS)
● eFOIA
● eRate
● Section 508 and Accessibility

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Information Collected
From Partners

ED’s
Existing
Process

DEPT. DEPT. DEPT. DEPT.


OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE
1 2 3 4

•Types of Data Collection Burdens


•Performance Reports
•Evaluation Studies
•How to Increase Mutual Benefits
•E-data Systems
•Web Forms

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Digital Collaboration
Technology
● What is Digital Collaboration?
– Integration vs. Automation
– Tools Available
» Know-how must facilitate ability to make Educational Individual
technology work for education enablers Structure/ Skills and
Culture Practices
● Implication for Educators?
– New ways to catch students’ interest to enhance learning
» Connect classrooms
» Teachers CAN ‘compete’ for the attention of Information Age children

● Outcome? Outcome
– Better assessment results
as
technology is used effectively Technology Data
to Collection
enhance student learning
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Technology Opportunities
for Student Assessment

● All Students Tested

● Individual Knowledge, Skills

● More Linked Information

● Less Time From Collection to Use

● Communication = Empowerment

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New State of
Information Collection
IPBS Model

Middleware Existing E-Data Systems


States/Universities/Districts

Pre-fill Data

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Education Data
Warehouse
Web Forms

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Improved
Information Collection
• CIO is ‘champion’ of improved information
collections
•Higher quality

•More timely

•Less burdensome

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The Challenge

YOU US
Subject Experts Information
Coordinators

•What do you need to


know?
•When do you need to
know it?
•What are your best
sources?
“If you teach us, we will
•How can ED learn.”
CIO assist
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