Technology is fundamentally altering education by removing barriers so that everyone – regardless of age, gender, income or zip code – has the opportunity to make their dreams a reality. AT&T is helping to drive this change by developing tools for anytime, anywhere learning.
We are working with the Momentous Institute in Dallas to develop new educational and social-emotional applications and curriculum. We are bringing new opportunities to students, teachers and administrators by enhancing connectivity and putting tablets in the hands of every student and teacher. We are collaborating on custom educational software that teachers can use to deliver one-to-one instruction. For example, we recently released mobile apps with Momentous Institute that can help children better understand their emotions.
In 2014, AT&T committed — as part of the White House’s ConnectED initiative — to provide $100 million of free mobile broadband connectivity for mobile learning to students and teachers in Title I schools across the country over the next few years starting in 2016. AT&T remains committed to providing connections to devices supplied or donated by manufacturers. In 2015, AT&T forged a partnership with Apple, another ConnectED participant company, and is on track with plans to provide more than 30,000 students and teachers with mobile broadband and optional web filtering by the end of the 2016/2017 school year.
AT&T knows technology. By bringing this expertise to our partnerships and programs in education, we are helping to transform learning and empower students to succeed.