ERIC Number: ED348959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Technology: Its Use in Education. A National Perspective.
Hixson, Judson; And Others
Policy Briefs, v5 1990
The first of two articles in this issue of Policy Briefs focuses on the potential of modern technology to transform education in terms of what is taught, how it is taught, and how the educational enterprise is managed. Judson Hixson and Debra Beauprez center their discussion around five categories of issues that have emerged from this increased awareness of technology in education: (1) supporting change/reform efforts; (2) improving information management and student information systems; (3) changing curriculum, instruction, and the roles of both teachers and students; (4) equal access to existing and emerging technologies; and (5) changing the nature of professional development at all levels. They conclude that developing technology as a vehicle for change calls for the creation of statewide technology infrastructures to facilitate and support expanded networks or "electronic highways" between and among all educational and related institutions. In his guest commentary on online rights, Jason Ohler addresses two priorities that are involved in using technology to improve education--assuring equal access for all students and realizing the impact of technology on educational change--and how they relate to the fundamental nature of schooling. (ALF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.