ERIC Number: ED317186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Technology. NEA Special Committee Report.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The Special Committee on Educational Technology of the National Education Association (NEA) was given the task of reviewing the status of educational technology in the public schools and making recommendations for appropriate NEA policy and programmatic activities. Topics discussed in this report include technology and change in both the environment and the teacher's role; technology and long distance learning; collaboration and collegiality via bulletin board services and interlinked nationwide networks; and planning for technology. The policy positions presented include: (1) all teachers should have regular access to a computer and appropriate software, including classroom management software; (2) school districts and teacher associations should investigate options for teachers to have access to computers in their homes for training, instructional development, and research purposes; (3) teachers should be provided with both initial and regular inservice training in the use of technological applications for learning and management; (4) the NEA should begin planning to create interlinked, interactive networks for teachers; (5) the planning focus should be on students' needs rather than on the technology; (6) the involvement of NEA in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of long distance learning proposals and programs should be encouraged; and (7) planners need to understand the changing responsibilities of the instructional staff and provide time and flexibility for professional development, research, and planning. A list of committee members is included. (GL)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Planning, Policy Formation, Professional Associations, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.