ERIC Number: ED398861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Educational Technology 1995. ERIC Digest.
A content analysis was performed to determine the trends in the field of educational technology for the period October 1, 1994 through September 30, 1995. Sources for the analysis included five leading professional journals in educational technology, papers given at annual conventions of three professional associations, dissertations from five universities that have a high level of doctoral productivity, and the educational technology documents that have been entered into the ERIC database. The analysis was complemented by the examination of supplementary documents to confirm the trends indicated in the content analysis. This Digest highlights the trends identified in the study. Trends reveal that: (1) computers are pervasive in schools and higher education institutions--virtually every student in a formal education setting has access to a computer; (2) networking is one of the fastest growing applications of technology in education; (3) access to television resources in the school is almost universal; (4) advocacy for the use of educational technology has increased among policy groups; (5) educational technology is increasingly available in homes and community settings; (6) new delivery systems for educational technology applications have grown in geometric proportions; (7) there is a new insistence that teachers must become technologically literate; and (8) educational technology is perceived as a major vehicle in the movement toward education reform. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Conference Papers, Content Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Professional Development, Technological Literacy, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.