SETDAState Educational Technology Directors Association
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To help districts with their efforts, check out the tools available from CoSN, ISTE and SETDA.
SETDA has offered a pixilated picture of the "technology-rich learning environment" that schools can create if they follow the organization's 2014-15 bandwidth recommendations.
SETDA bases its recommendations on "research, analysis of data sets from districts across eight states regarding both capacity and usage, and consultation with experts in the field.
Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) created a scaled reference for the SETDA guidelines, using an active video session as an example.
Three years ago, SETDA published capacity targets for both external and internal connections.
SETDA recommends schools now have at least 100 megabits per second (or Mbps) capacity per 1,000 users.
This year's SETDA National Trends Report is about scaling back, prioritizing, researching, leveraging, and expanding successful practices.
Lan Neugent, interim executive director for SETDA, says his members focus on training IT staff to keep infrastructure (such as broadband access and security) up to standards.
Carla Wade, of the Oregon Department of Education and previous SETDA board member, will be the new chair-elect.
Several organizations--including the Department of Education, SETDA and EducationSuperHighway--offer recommendations on how much bandwidth and density you need.
SETDA Executive Director Douglas Levin says he's not aware of any states with special certifications for CIOs or CTOs.