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Justice named to state tech standards committee

Jeannie JusticeDr. Jeannie Justice, assistant professor of education in MSU’s Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education, has been named to the Kentucky K-12 Technology Standards Development Team. She will serve on the committee until June 2020.  

Justice applied for the committee after learning about it from a former student who works for the Kentucky Department of Education. 

“She thought I would make a great addition to committee given her experience as a student in my educational technology courses,” Justice said. “I am thrilled to be chosen for such an important committee.”  

Justice said her primary goal as a member of the committee is to bring the state up to the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education. She said the state is lagging when it comes to technology in education.  

“We are behind, but this may be due to geography more than anything else. It is difficult to establish an internet connection for all students due to hills and remote locations,” she said. “This causes a ‘digital divide’ between students who have access and those who do not. If students do not have access, they cannot learn to effectively operate technology. This may be detrimental in the future as our society turns to technology as a gateway for many social requirements. We have to get rid of the ‘digital divide’ to ensure all students are able to successfully function in our society when they are adults.” 

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