ERIC Number: ED339350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in New York's Classrooms: One Key To Improving Educational Outcomes.
Public Policy Inst., Albany, NY.
This report discusses the potential for computers and other educational technologies to aid in school restructuring in New York State. Issues involved in such a restructuring are examined and include: (1) the need for a common effort in creating a state program; (2) current practices and current realities in the classroom; (3) current uses of such technologies as microcomputers, video, and multimedia instruction; (4) access to computers and computer information; and (5) current use of computer assisted instructional software for problem solving, manipulation of data, and cooperative learning. The provisions of the Long Range Plan for Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State are briefly reviewed with emphasis on the provision of daily access to instructional technology innovations for students, training for teachers in technology applications, and a greater role for businesses to play in helping school restructuring. (This plan was adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in June 1990.) The report concludes by citing New York State's leadership in the use of technology; a 6-year joint study being conducted with the Education Department to test new approaches using comprehensive technology systems donated by IBM; the donation by IBM of a major computer laboratory for training teachers in each of 12 postsecondary institutions; and the implementation of computer links between and among the state, school districts, and individual educators through a system called Technology Network Ties (TNT). It is noted that nothing in this report is to be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any federal or New York State legislation. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Hypermedia, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving, School Business Relationship, School Restructuring, State Programs, Use Studies
Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc., 152 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Inst., Albany, NY.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For the New York State Plan, see ED 319 397 and ED 323 966.