ERIC Number: ED421162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Using Telecommunity To Develop a K-16 Approach to Education Technology Adoption.
Maney, J. Kevin; Brooks, Douglas M.; Perry, Bruce E.
In the state of Ohio, three current state technology initiatives, SchoolNet, SchoolNet Plus, and Telecommunity have been funded. It is critical that schools of education and K-12 schools collaborate to develop a K-16 approach to pre- and inservice teacher education in the area of educational technology. The Technology in Education Adoption Model (TEAM) recognizes the importance of this approach to professional development. This paper describes how one successful Ohio SchoolNet prototype, Partners in Learning, located in Oxford, Ohio, has developed a K-16 telecommunity to encourage the adoption of educational technology. In 1990, Partners in Learning was organized by Dr. Douglas Brooks of Miami University, as a community-wide leadership team. This prototype learning community features the application of integrated technologies to: (1) enhance learning systems design; (2) develop an extended learning community; and (3) enable full human resource development through life-long learning. Results of telecommunity development are discussed in terms of access, professional development, and curriculum development. In both the school districts involved, the intermediate level building emerged as the district leader in the full application of telecommunity and the following developmental stages have been identified in the process: installation and access equity; play and interpersonal use; building and district information; individual and team instruction; projects and initiatives management; and interorganizational communications. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio