ERIC Number: ED362162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Implementation in Two Restructuring Schools: Past, Present, and Future.
Davis, Michaeleen; Henry, M. J.
This study investigated the role of technology in a high school and an elementary school in West Virginia that are involved in a collaborative educational reform effort, including innovative ways to prepare students to think critically and creatively. The study focused on what technology is being used and how it is being implemented, how technology was used prior to restructuring, and what the future plans for technology implementation are. Questionnaires, teacher interviews, and classroom observations were used to collect data. Results showed the most common former uses of technology included posters, bulletin boards, filmstrips, and overhead transparencies. Today videos and computers are used to a greater extent. Future plans include networking computers and the acquisition of peripherals for whole-class viewing of computer information. Faculty and administrators believe that technology is a vital part of the restructuring movement, but it is only a tool to be used in the teacher's repertoire. Graphs for each school showing the present and prior technology use, overall use, types of software used, and types of instructional use of technology are included. (Contains 11 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: West Virginia
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.