Friday, March 17, 2006

LoTi soon to be free to all schools

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 15, 2006 As technology dollars become further strained nationwide, the National Business Education Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Carlsbad, CA, today announced that it has secured funding from one of its corporate partners, Penta Water,to provide access to the online *LoTi Lounge educational web portal for every public and private school in the nation commencing in Fall 2006. Access to LoTi Lounge will include the online DETAILS for the 21st Century Questionnaire, individual questionnaire results profiling personalized professional development needs based on five empirically-validated skillsets, and an extensive database of resources catalogued by grade level and subject area. This donation will continue the process of schools nationwide evaluating their instructional uses of technology for the purposes of improving student achievement tied to the initiatives set forth by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

*LoTi is a term referring to Dr. Christopher Moersch's Level of Technology Implementation Framework designed to accurately measure authentic classroom technology use.