ERIC Number: ED225293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-26
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Providing Leadership in Educational Technology by Educational Service Agencies.
Stout, Jerry B.
Modern educational technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning, improve administration and management, and improve the communication and information processes for all involved. The assistance educational service agencies can provide for local school districts range from providing information and technical assistance to establishing linkages between technology providers and the consumers. An example is the Carbon-Lehigh (Pennsylvania) Intermediate Unit's involvement with (1) a student tracking system; (2) a Guidance Information System that provides information about occupations, colleges, and financial aids; (3) project "Stay Smart," a model regional contingency plan that brought together existing educational delivery systems; (4) a microcomputer instructional program for gifted elementary students; (5) computer use in special education classrooms; (6) "Special NET," a computerized information system; and (7) teacher-made software. Since technology must be cost effective, needs assesment, planning, and provision of software and trained personnel should precede hardware purchases. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Disabilities, Education Service Centers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Systems, Intermediate Administrative Units, Leadership Training, Microcomputers, Special Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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