The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology 2000 focused on the effective use of technology in schools by examining the following issues:
- What value-added does technology bring to schools?
- What does it "take" at the system level to enable learners, teachers, administrators and communities to use technology effectively?
- What assessment strategies and designs are currently being used to capture the value-added technology brings to schools?
- How do schools need to evolve in order to become a high-tech, high-performance enterprise that builds the capacity of learners, teachers, administrators and community members to use these emerging technologies wisely and effectively?