ERIC Number: ED371709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for Technology for the State Board of Education of Ohio.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The state plan for educational technology in Ohio has been developed to facilitate a basic understanding of the broad scope of technology and how it can affect learning positively. It is also intended to provide a framework for policy and resource allocation decision making. Massive systemic changes in curriculum, professional development, and governance are vital if young people are to have the opportunity to become knowledgeable workers in the global information age. Educators must provide the will, the intelligence, and the way. Schools should be changed into technological environments, but unless there is commitment from the staff, the changes will be useless. Instructional goals are as follows: (1) enhance the teaching and learning process with a variety of technologies; (2) enhance the learning environment to support teachers, adapt to changing curricula, and facilitate interdisciplinary curricula; (3) integrate technology through the curriculum; (4) extend the boundaries of the learning environment; and (5) assess the impact of technology on learning. Specific measurable objectives are defined for these goals. The plan includes goals for professional development and some general guidelines for assessment and evaluation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Policy Formation, Professional Development, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, School Role, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.