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Fostering the Use of Educational Technology : Elements of a National Strategy

Fostering the Use of Educational Technology : Elements of a National Strategy - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0833023728

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Fostering the Use of Educational Technology : Elements of a National Strategy - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0833023728

Thomas Glennan Glennan and Arthur Melmed

ISBN13: 978-0833023728
ISBN10: 0833023721
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Rand Corporation

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Assesses current classroom use of technology and proposes a strategy for incorporating technology in America's schools.

Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Acknowledgments



Chapter One Introduction

Educational Technology Defined
Why is Educational Technology An Important Component of Public Policy?
Research Approach and Outline of Report


Chapter Two Tthe Use and Effectiveness of Educational Technology Today

Current School and Student Use of Technology

Existing Penetration of Technology In Schools
Use of Computers By Students
Penetration of Telecommunication Networks

Experience of A Handful of Technology-Rich Schools

Blackstock Junior High School, Port Hueneme, California
Christopher Columbus Middle School, Union City, New Jersey
East Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, California
Northbrook Middle School, Houston, Texas
Taylorsville Elementary School, Taylorsville, Indiana
Qualities Shared By Five Technology-Rich Schools

The Effectiveness of Educational Technology

Evidence on the Effectiveness of Educational Programs Making Extensive Use of Technology
Evidence Concerning the Performance of Technology-Rich Schools
A Note of Caution From History
Conclusion

Chapter Three The Costs of Technology-Rich Schools

Current School Technology Expenditure
Costs of Increasing the Level of Technology In Schools

Factors Affecting School-Level Costs
Conclusion


Chapter Four Challenges of Creating A Nation of Technology-Enabled Schools

Financing the Costs of Introducing and Using Technology In Schools

Front-End Investment
Continuing Costs of Operating Technology-Rich Schools
Opportunities for Federal and State Action

Providing Teachers With Skills Needed for Effective Technology-Rich Schools

The Nature of the Current Teaching Force
Support for Continuing Professional Development
Preservice Training for Teachers
Opportunities for Federal, State, and Local Action

Ensuring That Needed Software is Available

Market Supply and Demand for Educational Software
Opportunities for Federal, State, and Local Action

Chapter Five Summary and Conclusions
Findings
Elements of A National Strategy to Expand the Use of Technology In Education

Relate Use of Technology to Educational Reform Agenda
Build Costs of Educational Technology Into State and Local Education Budgets
Provide Access to National Information Infrastructure
Monitor the Equality of Access to Benefits of Educational Technology and Work to Improve That Equality of Access Where Possible
Capitalize on the Lessons of Pioneer Schools and Districts
The Federal Role In Fostering Effective Use of Educational Technology


Appendix
Participants In Cti Workshops
Bibliography

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