The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) in the US has released its ninth report. National Educational Technology Trends: 2012: State Leadership Empowers Educators, Transforms Teaching and Learning is a rich analysis of trends with a compendium of successes. This very useful and reliable national report has no peer in other OECD countries, about the integration of digital technologies with education.
The report is structured to amplify four major trends in using digital technologies in education:
• Ensuring an infrastructure for learning
• Educator effectiveness
• Innovative learning models, and
• College and career preparation (p. 1).
Noticeably there is no mention of specific digital devices in the report but instead an emphasis on learning environments and professional learning for teachers in order to be effective as educators to improve student learning.