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Digital Promise Project: Proposal for the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT)

The Digital Promise Project, led by leaders in fields of communications and humanities (whose extensive backgrounds are described in the Principals section), has spearheaded a proposal to the U.S. Congress to create the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust (DO IT). Addressing the technology needs of learning in the 21st century, the charge of this nonprofit, nongovernmental agency would be "to unlock the potential of the Internet and other new information technologies for education in the broadest sense; to stimulate public and private sector research into the development and use of new learning techniques, and to encourage public and private sector partnerships and alliances in education, science, the humanities, the arts, civic affairs and government." An executive summary and full report of their testimony to Congress is available online. Visitors will also find quotes from other powerful leaders responding to the proposal and background information on the Project. The News section provides updates on the Project and a few essays on technology and K-12 education.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-03-12
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/0312

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