ERIC Number: ED392399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-12
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Integration in Education Discussion Paper. Talking with Albertans.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
In March 1994, the Alberta Education Minister, Halvar Johnson, established five implementation teams to assist in restructuring education in the province. One of those teams focused on business involvement and technology integration, with information collected by a Technology Integration Advisory Committee. This committee, whose members are listed, reviewed current literature, distributed questionnaires to educators and administrators, and heard presentations from education partners. This document synthesizes that research, which addressed the questions of how technology can be used to improve student performance, what evidence exists to prove that technology has a positive impact on learning and teaching, and how can technology best be used to improve access to programs and overall productivity in the education system. The report identifies eight goals, for improving: (1) student learning; (2) teacher preparation and support; (3) curriculum and assessment; (4) learning resources; (5) access; (6) technological capabilities of classrooms; (7) community and business partnerships; and (8) planning and coordination. For each goal there are lists of desired outcomes ("We want Alberta to be a province where...") and recommendations. Also included are a call for response, a glossary, a list of questionnaire respondents and presenters, and a survey to the readership. (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Improvement Programs, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Questionnaires, Student Improvement, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada; Educational Restructuring; Technology Implementation
Note: Prepared by the MLA Implementation Team on Business Involvement and Technology Implementation in Education.