ERIC Number: ED327173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Vision: TEST (Technologically Enriched Schools of Tomorrow). Final Report: Recommendations for American Educational Decision Makers.
In March 1990, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) carried out a study of the potential that technology offers to education at all levels. This project was known as The Vision: TEST (Technologically Enriched Schools of Tomorrow). Data for the study were collected via a review of the applicable literature, visits to schools throughout the United States to videotape and observe the ways in which technology is playing a role in creating exciting learning environments, discussions with many people with expertise over the spectrum of relevant experience, and substantial dialogue with approximately 150 experts. The purpose of project was to: (1) describe some of the ways in which technology can help improve education; (2) help educational decision makers and administrators identify steps they must take to change education; and (3) look at the economic impact of technology in education. Evidence of the instructional effectiveness of educational technology was examined, particularly in the case of high risk students, and five recommendations were made for educational decision makers. These recommendations include recognizing the need for improvement, making use of educational technologies, providing classroom environments conducive to learning, empowering teachers, and redesigning school systems so they can be managed more effectively. A list of the 150 experts who participated in The Vision: TEST is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interviews, Literature Reviews, Naturalistic Observation, Videotape Recordings
International Society for Technology in Education, Order Department, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($13.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.