ERIC Number: ED396706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications Technology and Education: What Have We Learned from Research and Experience?
Cradler, John; Bridgforth, Elizabeth
Authorized by the California Department of Education, this report provides an analysis of research-based guidelines for the educational applications of technology and information resources and the communication and learning opportunities made possible by telecommunications. The report specifically addresses current state-of-the art technologies and potential future developments for network resources, as well as how to provide staff development and technical assistance for teachers to integrate these resources into the curriculum. It is based on a comprehensive evaluation of the "Telemation" project, a statewide effort begun in 1993 to equip educators and administrators with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully use telecommunications in support of teaching and learning. The questions answered by this report focus on: (1) educational technology as a priority; (2) importance of research; (3) impact on teaching and learning; (4) relevance to education reforms; (5) educational telecommunications policy; (6) access and applications; (7) planning and instructional integration; (8) staff development and technical assistance; (9) classroom applications and examples; (10) recommendations for instructional application; (11) recommendations for state and national policy; and (12) resources for instruction and policy. Appendices include: Telemation evaluation executive summary; glossary; examples of people using computer networking for learning; participants in the FWL (Far West Laboratory) survey of staff development and technology; a World Wide Web"hotlist" for educators; and additional reading materials. (Contains 61 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For the Telemation Project evaluation, see IR 017 915.