ERIC Number: ED326204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Educational Technology. Educational Technology Study.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Conducted by the State Office of Education in cooperation with IBM Corporation, this study was designed to examine the uses of technology in Utah schools and how the implementation of technology could greatly assist the educational process. Six objectives are specified in Section I: (1) design state-of-the-art technological models to be offered by the state to local districts; (2) expand and improve the "cooperative" information education technology network; (3) develop a plan to integrate the use of technology for instruction and management; (4) identify levels of technology awareness and training needed and develop a plan to meet current and future training needs; (5) analyze current and projected services provided through technology and establish new priorities for new projects; and (6) identify financial and organizational requirements for implementing specified technological services. Section II summarizes the general findings, which are then described in more detail in Section III. The findings include problems concerning inservice training, instructional applications, networking, master planning, electronic mail, fiscal limitations, hardware/software compatibility, and integration/cooperation. Recommendations addressing each problem are examined. Section IV identifies administrative, instructional, and inservice solution models that would benefit public education if implemented, and an implementation plan is outlined in Section V. Sections VI and VII discuss future applications and implications of the study findings. The appendices contain official letters, a methodology checklist, interview schedules, and interview questionnaires. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.