ERIC Number: ED289460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Technology's Role in Educational Reform. HR.87.09.
Capital Ideas. A Publication of the Center for Policy Research, Jul 1 1987
This newsletter presents the results of a National Governors' Association (NGA) survey, conducted November 1986 through January 1987, on state responses to the recommendations of the NGA Task Force on Technology regarding new ways to acquire and use educational technology. The following topics covered by the survey are discussed: (1) hardware concerns, including the value of a state role in assisting school districts with hardware evaluation and quality control, aggregate purchasing, bidding, and creating special authorities to serve district needs; (2) instructional software acquisition at reduced cost through purchasing agreements with producers; (3) efforts to share the costs of videotape development and video programming; (4) issues to be considered in managing the process of market aggregation, including selection mechanisms, purchase agreements, distribution, and training for teachers and administrators; (5) the role of technology in restructured schools; and (6) the need for a central source of information about the impact of technology in schools. (MES)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Purchasing, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Videotape Recordings
National Governors' Association, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001 (subscription to Capital Ideas, $75.00 per year).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research and Analysis.