ERIC Number: ED462950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Evolving Role of School-Based Technology Coordinators in Elementary Programs.
Strudler, Neal; Falba, Christy; Hearrington, Doug
In 1997, the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Las Vegas (Nevada) approved a plan to provide released-time coordinators to facilitate technology integration in all of its K-12 schools. This paper documents the implementation of that plan in CCSD's elementary school programs. Data were gathered through surveys and interviews of the Educational Computer Strategists (ECSs). Questions addressed included: (1) How much time do ECSs spend performing the various functions of their role, and how much time would they like to spend performing these functions? (2) How effective do ECSs feel in performing their role? (3) What are the perceived obstacles to greater integration of technology into the curricula? (4) What are the intended and actual accomplishments resulting from the ECSs work? (5) What recommendations do ECSs have for the effective implementation of their role? (6) What factors led to some ECS's failure to return to their position? and (7) How should the ECS role evolve in the coming years? (Contains 16 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Coordinators, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Faculty Development, Interviews, Role, Surveys, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clark County School District NV; Technology Coordinators; Technology Implementation
Note: In: Building on the Future. NECC 2001: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (22nd, Chicago, IL, June 25-27, 2001); see IR 021 087.