CoSN K-12 Open Technologies Leadership Initiative. ‘The CoSN K-12 Open Technologies Leadership Initiative is sponsored by Apple, IBM and the Wm. & Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the adoption and utilization of open technologies in K-12 education around the world. Open source software, open standards, and open hardware are poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. The convergence of web technologies and a new spirit of collaboration in the education community makes this an exciting time to get involved. The goal of this Web site is to help educators and technologists with the planning, evaluation, decision-making, and implementation processes associated with adopting Open Technologies in K-12.’
Definition: Open Technologies is an umbrella term that includes open source software, open standards, and open hardware.
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). ‘The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the countryâ€™s premier voice in education technology leadership with a mission to serve as the national organization for K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to ultimately improve teaching and learning. CoSN provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies.’