In part 1, I shared what the Web-based education commission found throughout its extensive studies on the Internet and its impact on teaching and learning. They compared the impact the Internet has on teaching and learning to Sputnik, cure for Polio and electricity. Lofty praise. So, what did they do with their findings? What was their recommendation to the President of the United States? They issued a call to action. Keep in mind, this was in 2000. This was what they said needed to happen fourteen years ago.
The Web-Based Commission issued a call to action of many things. Here are a few highlights.
- Make the Internet widely and equitably available for all learners.
- Provide continuous and relevant training and support for educators and administrators at all levels.
- Develop high quality online educational content (For example: Kahn Academy)
The commission summed up it's opening abstrat with this quote: "It is time we collectively move the power of the Internet for learning from promise to practice."
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