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ERIC Number: ED412953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
The Impact of a Technology-Rich Environment.
Meghabghab, Dania B.; Price, Catherine
The lottery funding for technology in the state of Georgia has reshaped the directions of K-12 schools and redefined education at all levels. The use of technology has improved information access and provided new means for information retrieval. The impact of technology integration on teaching and learning is evident in many of Georgia's schools. The discrepancies in the allocation of state funding across school levels and among regions, however, have widened the gap between the "information rich" and the "information poor." This paper describes the impact of Georgia's Technology Initiative on information access, teaching, and learning. It discusses key issues and concerns for creating a technology-rich environment, and provides recommendations for technology implementation. The major barriers to technology innovations in K-12 schools in Georgia concern training, information access, funding, and infrastructure. To overcome current and future technology integration problems, schools should boost and support training, clarify the roles and responsibilities of media specialists and technology specialists, raise additional funds for technology, and maintain a sold infrastructure. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia