A Shining Example of Sustainability for Education programs from Portugal

As part of The CoSN International Delegation this week, I have been exposed the past few days to an amazing ICT initiative in Portugal.  Portugal serves as a shining example of how a partnership of government, industry and the education community can create programs that are sustainable beyond the ever changing political landscape.  Portugal has focused on delivering devices and network access across the country that benefits all  citizens and serves as a catalyst for disruptive changes in how learning happens in schools and at home.   The real genius in the program is that the investments required to launch this program are spread across all the stakeholder groups.  These investments are also tied to return on investment for each of the groups to provide economic incentive for government, community and industry to provide ongoing support. Stay tuned for more details as the learning continues……

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