ERIC Number: ED392409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Costs and Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Proceedings of a Workshop.
Melmed, Arthur, 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 learn from those already implementing new technologies in schools. This particular session explores the educational software market from the demand side and focuses on issues of cost effectiveness and evaluation. Five case studies of school-wide technology implementation and its benefits are presented, along with a chart comparing the costs incurred by the five schools to each other and to the national average. Synopses are provided for four presentations sampling the instructional effectiveness of educational software. The summary addresses issues of implementation such as teacher preparation, financing, rearranging the school day to allow computer time, focusing the technology into courseware and individualized instruction, and monitoring student progress. Participants also advise on prioritizing for successful technology plans and for choosing instruments with which to evaluate software tools. Appendices offer a workshop schedule and a list of participants. (BEW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Critical Technologies Inst.