ERIC Number: ED327977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
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Beyond Computer Planning: Managing Educational Computer Innovations.
The vast underutilization of technology in educational environments suggests the need for more research to develop models to successfully adopt and diffuse computer systems in schools. Of 980 surveys mailed to various Ohio public schools, 529 were completed and returned to help determine current attitudes and perceptions of teachers and administrators toward technology practices in planning (adoption), implementation (diffusion), and evaluation (outcome). The surveys rated the importance of computer orientation, research, communications, community involvement, support, training, followup training, evaluations, outcome, and use. Results illustrate the importance of utilizing technology to improve instruction and administrative productivity, but suggest the fate of technology in schools will depend on its efficiency and effectiveness as perceived by teachers and administrators. Detailed descriptions of methodology, results, and summaries of models commonly applied to educational change are included. (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicgao, IL, October 17-20, 1990).