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ERIC Number: ED260685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-15
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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An Agenda for Technology Inservice: Stitching the Pieces Together.
Seal, Deborah; Casler, George
The New York State Education Department's Center for Learning Technologies was developed in February of 1982 with a mission to provide assistance to educational and cultural institutions to ensure effective implementation of the new technologies. This paper describes the concept of inservice training using technology at the national and state level, and includes a description of the Center for Learning Technologies' Training Program. The subject is divided into three categories--national issues, state issues, and staff development, and data on the growth of technology in education, particularly computers is provided first. Several important propositions are then highlighted: (1) technology is expanding rapidly into a variety of learning settings, including schools, colleges, libraries, and homes; (2) when technologies are integrated into the curriculum by highly skilled professionals, enhanced learning can take place; and (3) a tremendous need exists to address the problem of both preservice and inservice teacher education if technology implementation is to be a successful and long term innovation. Developments on the national and state level are presented that detail actions taken to improve both technological facilities and inservice (professional development) training. The paper concludes with information on funding for 14 to 20 centers throughout the state which will provide professional support services to teachers in the use of new learning technologies. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York