The program strives to reduce the spread and risk of nuclear weapons, to stop the global illicit trade in conventional weapons, to promote the safe and responsible use of new biotechnology, and to advocate sensible attitudes toward access to government information, which is a prerequisite for any intelligent decision-making in a democracy.
The Learning Technologies Program focuses on ways to use technology to improve how people teach and learn. Well-paid, rewarding jobs in the U.S. depend on a workforce prepared to operate in a fast-paced, technologically sophisticated global economy. Doing this in an affordable way for a highly diverse population demands new approaches. But progress in improving education and training has been slow. Advanced technologies have the potential to make learning more productive for students of all ages and all backgrounds and are an essential part of meeting the nation's education and training challenges.