ERIC Number: ED338223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Learning Resources and Technology. A Guide to Program Development.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This guide provides a framework to assist all Connecticut school districts in planning effective learning resources centers and educational technology programs capable of providing: a well developed library media component; shared instructional design responsibilities; reading for enrichment; integration of computers into instruction; distance learning; access to remote databases; and use of other telecommunications technologies. The first of eight chapters discusses the role of learning resources and technology, and the second details Connecticut's common core of learning, focusing on the language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, selection of materials, instruction, and curriculum development. The process of developing a learning resources and technology program is discussed in the third chapter with emphasis on program planning and the relationship of the program to curriculum. The fourth chapter addresses instructional issues, including organizational skills, selection and use skills, comprehension skills, cooperative planning, instructional use of computers, computer locations, and indicators of success. Instructional communications technology is addressed in the fifth chapter, including distance education, Connecticut sites, instructional television, instructional television fixed service (ITFS), electronic information service, searchable databases, and emerging technologies. Focusing on learning resources, the sixth chapter discusses material selection, building-level collections, cultural diversity, evaluation of collections, print materials, equipment, and facilities. Chapter 7 reviews program management at both the district and school levels, school-level activities and staffing, fiscal considerations, and budgeting for library books and periodicals, nonprint and electronic materials, and equipment. The eighth chapter provides copyright guidelines for educators in the context of off-air copying, software copyrights, fair use for music, public domain materials, and local responsibility. The appendices contain additional information and policy statements on copyright law, computer technology, academic freedom, controversial issues, the universal right to free expression, confidentiality of library records, reevaluation of challenged materials, statewide educational goals for students (1991-95), and certification requirements. References are cited throughout the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Copyrights, Curriculum Development, Databases, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists, Program Development, School Libraries, State Departments of Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.