This is about the 5th Law of the Adoption of Technology in Education: the Law of Diffusion.

This law – the law of perception - is based upon my 13 years of professional experience in edtech.

Allowing Learners to Struggle Helps Them Learn Better

Hey Teachers, Try A MOOC

MOOCs are the latest trend in learning.  You should give one a whirl! 


Read the blog


Getting Practical about the Privacy of Student Data

The privacy of student data is dominating ed-tech headlines. Laws such as FERPA and COPPA can be confusing and compliance can be difficult. A newly released toolkit by CoSN makes the issue a lot easier.


Read the blog





NEW Webinar: Best Practices in Preparing for High Stakes Testing

Watch on Demand

With high stakes online testing about to begin for Common Core State Standards, many districts are still planning their strategy and building their infrastructure. While there are no easy answers, some districts have made their strategic choices and are posed to handle testing and data effectively and efficiently. This panel of district leaders will detail what they have in place and how they got there – and answer your questions about what you can do to make it all work for your district.

  • The information these leaders present will include:
  • How are they approaching device and OS systems to meet curriculum goals.
  • Bandwidth and LAN/WAN to accommodate new Online Assessment network infrastructure requirements. Biggest concerns on digital testing requirements.
  • General mood with Common Core support.
  • Most valuable piece of advice.




Preparing for the Future: What Standards and Assessments Mean for College and Career Readiness

Watch on Demand





Preparing for the Future: What Standards and Assessments Mean for College and Career Readiness

Common Core requirements and assessments are driving change in instructional practices. These methods help students learn skills in demand In higher education and in the global workplace. This whitepaper explores how we prepare students for success in their futures – and how to get ready for it.

Download the whitepaper






Profiles in Leadership

These profiles provide details of success and showcase the traits of leadership that can serve as models to empower teaching and learning with technology for the 21st century.

Download the eBook












Thuan Nguyen

Chief Information & Automated Operations

Officer / Assistant Superintendent

Kent School District

Kent, WA


Do you teach in a digital learning environment?
Run the program? Head up the technology effort?
Serve as Library/Media or Technology Coordinator? Provide professional development?

We want to publish your blogs, Web Tools, lessons, and articles on the Digital Learning Environment Web site.