ERIC Number: ED262923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
A Guide on Successful Uses of Technology in Rural Schools: A Project on Uses of Technology in Rural Schools.
McCormick, Fred C.; McCormick, Eileen R.
Prepared for rural school teachers and administrators, the guide asserts that problems associated with smallness (costs, range and quality of existing programs, and special services to special populations) can be overcome by utilizing various electronic technologies in rural schools. Following an introductory section, Section 2 discusses the history of technology usage and defines and/or describes current utilization of computers, instructional television, video discs, audio tapes, radio, telecommunications systems, programmed instruction, video tapes, and interactive video. Section 3 summarizes observations by rural school practitioners regarding planning, implementing, and maintaining the utilization of technologies under the topics of board and administrative perspectives, teacher involvement, student acceptance and instructional effectiveness, cost factors, and assistance of agencies beyond the rural school. Section 4 describes, in detail, successful uses of technology with 12 single school/district and 6 multi-district examples, selected because of geographical and technological balance, local education agency support, program longevity, technology utilization in instruction rather than in administration or support services, collaboration/cooperation with rural schools/districts, and amount of information provided. Section 4 also provides a descriptive list, by state (35 represented), of 86 projects which includes project title, grade(s) served, type(s) of technology utilized, and name/address/telephone number of each project contact person. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computers, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Implementation, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Success, Systems Development, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Operations Concepts, Inc., St. Paul, MN.