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ERIC Number: ED421128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Leadership for a Technology-Rich Educational Environment.
Riedl, Richard; Smith, Tracy; Ware, Anita; Wark, Alan; Yount, Peter
This paper emphasizes the importance of exploring the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will enable individuals in educational leadership positions to function effectively and to provide support to create and maintain technology-rich educational systems. The discussion is guided by the following five elements, the understanding of which are essential to the meaningful integration of technology into the teaching and learning environment: (1) vision, including the importance of developing a vision of the role of technology in learning that can give direction to decisions about the purchase, deployment, support, and use of the technology; (2) access, including a comprehensive definition of access that includes the capabilities of the hardware in the school, the physical arrangement of technology in the building, the existing systems of support related to the integration of technology, and intended uses of the technology as articulated in the vision; (3) time, particularly the lack of time teachers have to sit down at a computer to try out the things they learn in workshops; (4) support, including professional, instructional, and technical dimensions of support; and (5) assessment, including understanding the role of assessment, matching goals and objectives to assessment measures, and possible models and approaches. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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