ERIC Number: ED354868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Technology-Rich Learning Environments in Elementary and Secondary Schools: An Interactive Study of Physical Settings and Educational Change.
Stuebing, Susan; And Others
This paper reviews an ongoing study on the physical settings of education with technology at the elementary and high school levels. The study, which is multi-disciplinary in nature, is based in sites in the process of change in teaching strategies, using learning technology as a catalyst for this change to take place. The focus of the study is on the physical environment changes in two Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow Longitudinal Research Centers and examines the following issues: (1) the physical environment as an obstruction to learning with technology; (2) teacher belief systems connected to the organization and use of technology for learning; (3) support for teachers as a means of altering their perceptions of the importance of physical environment to create change; (4) possible changes in an existing classroom to enhance cooperative learning and student-centered learning; (5) and the architectural or physical changes necessary to enhance learning. The addendum, which comprises more than half the document, contains floor plans for incorporating technology in the rooms in the elementary and high school. (Contains 11 references.) (ALF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Longitudinal Studies, School Business Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Apple Computer, Inc., Learning Technologies Group, 20525 Mariani Ave., MS: 301-3E, Cupertino, CA 95014 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark.; Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.