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ERIC Number: ED298879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-13
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Instructional Technology: Realizing the Potential.
Senese, Donald J.
The advent of the Information Age brings the means and tools to improve education through the use of technology. In order to assist educators in kindergarten through grade 12 and in higher education with the development of technological programs, the federal government has made the implementation of technology a primary initiative. There will be a continuation of grants and loans to students preparing themselves for employment in technological fields and the provision of grants for innovative projects in higher education using technology. Other programs that have been implemented include a multi-year effort to collect data on computer use and computer literacy in elementary and secondary education; the sponsoring of a conference focusing on research needs of computers; awarding more than $1.5 million to 12 school-based technology demonstration sites to provide examples for the utilization of technology; and the establishment of the National Diffusion Network (NDN), which identifies exemplary programs and assists school districts in the adoption and implementation of successful programs. The NDN has identified 10 schools to serve as models using technology in education and will provide funds to assist other educators in the replication of these models. (DJR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Networks, Program Implementation, Technological Advancement, Validated Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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