For Immediate Release:

Sacramento, California – May 17, 2016 – The cloud is changing the way educators teach and students learn – enabling anywhere, anytime access to curriculum and paving the way for personalized learning. That’s the focus of the first issue of the re-launched Converge, a publication dedicated to examining technology issues of importance to educators.

The Center for Digital Education’s Converge magazine, which was first published in the 1990s, is a project of particular importance to the Center for Digital Education’s executive director, Kecia Ray.

“Since becoming executive director of the Center for Digital Education last summer, I’ve been on a mission to bring back Converge,” said Ray. “Converge was filled with stories about integrating technology into the classroom in new and unique ways. It was edgy, innovative and ahead of its time. Now — with the growth of blended learning, need for rich digital content and availability of revolutionary technologies like cloud computing — it’s more important than ever to lead a conversation around the digital transformation of education. That’s our intent, starting with this first issue of the reborn Converge.”

This year, the Center for Digital Education will publish four issues of Converge —two in print and two in digital — focused on topics with which district and university leaders are grappling.

“As an educator, I know first-hand the impact this publication can have,” said Ray. “I am thrilled to bring Converge back. I hope it can be as big a source of inspiration for others as it has been for me.”

With cloud deployments on the rise, the premier issue of Converge explores how K-20 institutions are adopting innovative new services to improve student services, deliver rich content and enable blended learning. It also examines keys to cloud success and obstacles that need to be overcome.

View the inaugural issue here 



About the Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insights to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. Learn more at:

CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.


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