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The Ed-Tech View from Washington

April 30, 2008 1 min read
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Timothy J. Magner

Timothy J. Magner is the director of the U.S. Department of Education’s office of educational technology. Before taking a job at the Education Department, Magner, 41, served as the deputy executive director for technology at the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers. Michelle R. Davis, the senior writer for Education Week’s Digital Directions, recently interviewed Magner about the big picture in educational technology.

You can listen to Magner’s interview in full or in parts below. A text excerpt is also available.

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