Pushing education forward with education technology standards
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). With mobile devices and high-speed Internet access serving as platforms for numerous advanced education technologies, NETP pushes education technology standards forward. Education standards include two components: a specific education competency and a grade level. They define what students should learn and when they should learn it. Technology creates a platform for the development of new tools and its standards benefit in the education sector, simplifying unnecessarily complex features. This could mean developing specific text-to-speech tools that would function similarly across all education software, making learning simpler and improves the experience for students and teachers as well.