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ERIC Number: ED432252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Lessons Learned from the Trenches: Implementing Technology in Public Schools.
Meyer, Thomas N.; Steuck, Kurt; Miller, Todd M.; Pesthy, Carolyn; Redmon, D'Anne
This paper describes issues encountered in a series of large-scale implementations of instructional technology in schools and vocational centers across the nation. Three tutors, the Word Problem Solving Tutor (WPS), MAESTRO, the Writing Tutor, and the science tutor, Instruction in Scientific Inquiry (ISIS) were developed. These systems were evaluated in field studies involving 40-50 teachers and as many as 3,000 students each year from 40 public schools and several vocational centers. The studies evaluated the effectiveness of the software in enhancing critical thinking skills. Findings are discussed in terms of planning for technology (selecting technologies, cost of implementation of curriculum, preparing teachers, teacher training and integrating technology); implementing technology in the classroom (educational setting, software, technological personnel support, teacher, administrator and vendor/research project responsibilities, and technical support); and evaluating the effectiveness of technology. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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