The 2014 Digital Learning Day was hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education at the Library of Congress on February 5. The morning session featured Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, who announced major changes to “E-rate,” the federal program that provides internet connections to the nation’s schools and libraries. Most significantly, the FCC would double its investment in high-speed broadband to $2 billion to connect more than 15,000 schools and 20 million students over the next two years.
Digital Learning Day 2014 featured participation from hundreds of thousands of teachers and millions of students from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Spearheaded by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day recognizes innovative teaching and common-sense, effective applications of education technology that support teachers, improve learning, and help students achieve at their highest potential.