ERIC Number: ED392407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Planning and Financing Education Technology.
Harvey, James, Ed.
This report summarizes one of a series of workshops organized by RAND's Critical Technologies Institute (CTI), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, to take advantage of the experience and insights of those already implementing new technologies in schools. The workshop consisted chiefly of dialogues with educators and experts from the private sector who are working to apply emerging telecommunications systems for learning. The summary serves in part as an overview of recent progress in the area of school connectivity; it gives specific examples of how schools have secured funding, built relationships with telecommunications providers, acquired necessary equipment, and nurtured the philosophy of making technology use part of larger instructional goals. The second part highlights the dilemma of purchasing stand-alone or networked computers, while part three is a discussion of cost issues. Conclusions drawn from the dialogue suggest that the transition to technology-rich schools has begun in earnest, often without federal aid or guidance. The government must remain neutral in the aspects of technology acquisition which pertain to private enterprise, but it could encourage schools around the country to plan for technology. Educators, for their part, should foster a driving vision for technology in their school communities. An appendix lists the participants. (BEW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Critical Technologies Inst.