ERIC Number: ED355930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Using Technology To Improve Teaching and Learning. Hot Topics: Usable Research.
Jordan, William R.; Follman, Joseph M., Ed.
Computers have become one of the expected trappings of today's classroom, and schools have exhibited an insatiable appetite for hardware; but systemic curricular integration of computers is still more of a promise than a reality. Resources have been allocated and spent, but many students and educators remain technologically illiterate. Section 1 of this report discusses the need to restructure learning environments to support the active use of technology by teachers. Section 2 examines attitudes and roles that evolve among successful technology-using teachers, as well as the education and staff development they require. In section 3, the need to develop technology-based activities that engage the student in the production, rather than the reproduction, of knowledge is discussed. Section 4 gives examples of specific student activities. Any expenditure for technology must be leveraged with a greater investment in teacher training, both inservice and preservice. Throughout the document, sidebars entitled "Dynamite Ideas" offer examples of teachers, schools, and districts in the Southeast that have used technological ideas successfully. Appendixes include the policy statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers on learning technologies and the Florida Model School Consortia Act of 1985. An order form for requesting copies of SERVE publications is included. (Contains 71 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, School Restructuring, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
NEFEC/SERVE, Route 1, Box 8500, 3841 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177 ($7 each for 1-49 copies; $6 each for 50-99 copies; $5 each for 100 copies or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.; British Columbia Ministry of Attorney-General, Victoria.