ERIC Number: ED370534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Utah Educational Technology Initiative: Evaluation Update.
Mergendoller, John R.; And Others
This report begins with an overview of the Utah Educational Technology Initiative (ETI) that describes the state's financial commitment to educational improvement through educational technology, the ETI allocation process, the requirement that school districts and colleges of education match ETI funds with locally-generated funds or in-kind services, and ETI funding by district. Previous evaluation reports are described, and findings from the 3-year course of this evaluation are reported in the following areas: ETI impact on student achievement and motivation; ETI impact on student access to technology; the nature of student computer use; teacher computer utilization; efforts to support technology use; program implementation and outreach; teacher competence with educational technology; and ETI at colleges of education. Three remaining challenges are presented in conclusion: (1) to continue to support teachers through inservice training and other means so they can take advantage of the instructional opportunities offered by computers; (2) to provide funds necessary for hardware maintenance and upgrading; and (3) to continue to communicate the vision of a technology-enhanced education and to invite the participation of teachers and students at all levels. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, Novato, CA.
Identifiers: Training Needs; Utah
Note: For related documents, see IR 016 640 and IR 016 648-649.