ERIC Number: ED252172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
NACCIS Working Papers.
National Advisory Council for Computer Implementation in Schools, Tucson, AZ.
Problems and issues related to the financing and use of educational technologies in Arizona schools are addressed from both short- and long-term considerations. A brief review of the spread of computers in schools includes projections for future use of computers in education and a discussion of factors affecting the market, the convergence of technologies, and emerging trends. Pro and con viewpoints on critical issues related to school use of technology are outlined, and three possible scenarios for computer implementation are described. Additional topics include problems in accounting, market variables such as price attrition, and teacher training. Recommendations are made for implementing computers and for financing their acquisition through donations by educational technology producers and citizens (e.g., through tax credit plans), federal surplus, and public resources. Financing protocols are suggested, as well as measures for capital accumulation and equalization and data entry standardization. Twenty readings are listed. Appendices include results of a survey of computer distribution in Arizona schools and charts showing the computer purchasing cycle in schools and colleges, key buyers in public school districts, and microcomputers by brand in public schools. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council for Computer Implementation in Schools, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona; Computer Uses in Education