ERIC Number: ED265839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Demonstration Program: Final 1984-85 Evaluation Report. Technology Demonstration Sites: Case Studies and Technology Report, Part A, Sections 11-15 and 17-20.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Third in a series of reports on Minnesota's Technology Demonstration Program, this document provides a synthesis of previous findings, presents a critique of the technology program, and evaluates 15 demonstration sites which were chosen to serve as models for the uses of technology in instruction and management. The report is divided into three major sections. The first section contains: (1) a brief explanation of the evaluation and data gathering methods used; (2) an overall description of the program; (3) a series of judgements about, and ratings of, the program; (4) some general observations about technology; and (5) recommendations for action. Appendices contain summary data on the projects, including their major focus, sources and amount of funding, expenditures by project and expenditure category, and a fact sheet for each site. The second section presents a summary of case study findings as well as a detailed analysis of each of the 15 programs. Comments on each program are divided into: introduction, project context, program input or resources, program implementation or process, program outcome, and synthesis/summary. The third section contains regulations developed by the Minnesota Advisory Committee on Technology in Education for school districts and the Department of Education. These relate to state funds, inservice education, availability and production of computer courseware, and criteria and procedures for evaluating courseware packages. A chart is appended which indicates the appropriate grade level specific MECC (Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium) software programs. (JB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Microcomputers, Program Evaluation, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota