Lincoln (Neb.) - May 13 1998 - The top federal official in charge of educational technology will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teacher's College and Lincoln Public Schools May 14-15.
Linda Roberts is director of the Office of Educational Technology and special adviser to the secretary of education. She is a key figure in developing the Clinton administration's Educational Technology Initiative.
To stay in touch with the field, Roberts travels extensively, conducting teacher and student forums while visiting schools and state agencies. "Nebraska has much to be proud of," said Sharon Davis, assistant dean of Teachers College. "We're anxious to show Dr. Roberts how we are helping to bring innovative technologies into classrooms across the state."
Roberts has worked to create affordable Internet access for schools and libraries, upgrade classroom hardware, train teachers and create products that transform teaching and learning.
Roberts' career began in 1962 as an elementary teacher. She
later taught adult reading programs, then joined the faculties at
the University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University.
Roberts worked for the Congressional Office of Technology
Assessment before joining the Department of Education.
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