ERIC Number: ED309750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
1988-2000 Long-Range Plan for Technology of the Texas State Board of Education.
Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This plan plots the course for meeting educational needs in Texas through such technologies as computer-based systems, devices for storage and retrieval of massive amounts of information, telecommunications for audio, video, and information sharing, and other electronic media devised by the year 2000 that can help meet the instructional and productivity needs of public education. First, the economic status of the state is outlined, a rationale for the incorporation of technology into the schools is given, and the potential benefits of technology and its expected impact on teaching, learning, curriculum, management, and facilities are reviewed. Objectives and requirements are presented in tabular form for student workstations, teacher workstation modules, administrator workstations, open-access learning centers, and telecommunications centers. An action plan for technology integration is then described which focuses on the priority areas of classroom instruction, instructional management, distance learning, and communications. Implementation of the plan is discussed in terms of hardware procurement and purchase, courseware adoption and provision, training and certification of teachers, instructional delivery systems, and research and development. Calendars are also provided for three phases of implementation--1988-89 through 1991-92; 1992-93 through 1995-96; and 1996-97 through 1999-2000. Budget requests to the state legislature for incorporating technology into public education complete the main body of the report. A four-page reference list is included. (GL)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force Development, Long Range Planning, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Telecommunications
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 (first copy free; all others $5.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.