ERIC Number: ED415837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Plugging In: Choosing and Using Educational Technology.
Jones, Beau Fly; Valdez, Gilbert; Nowakowski, Jeri; Rasmussen, Claudette
This publication is based on work conducted at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), which serves seven states in the Midwest. Part of the national research and development system administered by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, the regional educational laboratories provide schools and communities with the latest information on learning. This planning document is intended for education decision makers to use as they investigate new technologies to support student learning. It explains indicators of effective learning and high technology performance, an analytic framework to help educators ensure that their use of technology complements their goals for student learning, policy issues in the use of technology in learning, and key implementation issues in the use of technology for learning. The publication includes the following sections: "New Times Demand New Ways of Learning"; "The Technology Effectiveness Framework"; "Policy Issues in Using Technology for Engaged Learning"; "Putting Policy into Place"; and "Recommendations for Policymakers and Educators." A section with instructions for using the learning and technology framework includes tables for planners to graphically depict current realities and future goals, and a step-by-step guide to examining technology programs according to features that contribute to engaged learning and high technology performance. (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Based on a report entitled "Designing Learning and Technology for Educational Reform."