ERIC Number: ED406974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs Authorized from 1989-1992. Volume IV: California Technology Project.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This report, the fourth in a series of six, describes the evaluative studies conducted during Phase II of the California Educational Technology Assessment Program, the California Technology Project (CTP), and the CTP Regional Consortia. The report begins with background information on the CTP, starting with the earlier statewide network of regional Teacher Education and Computer Centers (TECCs) which was discontinued. Legislative provisions for the establishment of the CTP in 1988 are then described, as well as the planning, development emphasis, and implementation of the CTP Project. The emergence of CTP Regional Resource Consortia is discussed, and information is provided on consortium governance and operations as well as CTP staff development and telecommunications projects. Resources to support the CTP and program funding and constraints are also discussed. The CTP evaluation design for 1989-1991 is presented, and Central CTP activities are reported. Findings of evaluations of each of the 14 Regional Consortia are summarized, including background information, planning, program content and implementation, and funding resources and constraints. The evaluation of the CTP relied on a variety of data sources which included records and documents, staff interviews, self-assessment inventories by staff, and surveys of users. Copies of the questionnaires for the self-assessment inventory, the assessment of services, the telephone survey instruments, and the revised CTP Consortia Self-Assessment form are appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consortia, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Programs, Summative Evaluation, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.