ERIC Number: ED254904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
High Tech: High Touch--The Agony and Ecstasy of School District-Based Educational Improvement Effects.
Hathaway, Walter E.
Recent studies suggest the existing applications of high technology to the improvement of schooling are relatively ineffective. Their potential may be better realized when newer, more powerful technology is introduced and educators learn to make it succeed by sorting out the factors and aspects of effective schooling, learning, and teaching that are best fostered by technology and those best supported by humans. To do that, experiments must be designed, performed, and studied using both electronic (high tech) and human (high touch) means to deliver the effectiveness and productivity factors. Also required is collaboration by all members of the educational research community. Six references are listed. (DCS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences, Instructional Improvement, Productivity, Research Needs, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of remarks made at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).