ERIC Number: ED169922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Costs and Effectiveness of Technological Applications in Education: A Literature Review.
Stakenas, Robert G.; Kaufman, Roger A.
This study exploring ways in which educational technology might be used to provide better schools for less money focuses on technological applications utilizing instructional radio, instructional television, computer-assisted instruction, computer-managed instruction, and programmed instruction. Based on a review of the literature on the costs and effectiveness of technological applications in education, it was concluded that technological applications (as hard technology) provide useful alternatives to "teacher delivered" instruction, but there is little or no evidence that such alternatives can greatly reduce costs in and of themselves. Present findings suggest that technological applications such as computers and television are solutions to only a limited set of problems. Educational technology (as soft technology) as a problem solving and planning process appears to hold more potential for achieving better schools for less money. This is the first in a series of three reports; the second and third present "future" scenarios on cost reduction for grades K-12, and in higher education. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Development and Evaluation.
Note: Florida School Finance Study; For related documents, see IR 007 209-211