ERIC Number: ED436183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
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Technology, Teaching, and Learning in Iowa High Schools.
Maushak, Nancy; Wigans, Lynn Manternach; Bender, Caryl
This project was part of the program evaluation of the Iowa Distance Education Alliance, a Star Schools Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Thirty Iowa high schools were selected to represent the state. Interviews were conducted with students, faculty, and administration at each of these schools; results were transcribed and analyzed. Individual case studies were written for each site, describing the setting, current level of technology and technology use, perceived impact of technology, and factors contributing to the current state of technology use at that site. Additional analysis was conducted to determine relationships among the variables, including district size, geographical location, reported level of technology use, actual technology use, perceived impact, and critical factors. The primary uses of technology were for word processing, Internet research, and vocational applications. The more technologically advanced schools are incorporating multimedia production into the curriculum as well. This integration of technology is occurring despite multiple barriers, the most significant of which are lack of vision, time, money, access, training, and technology support. The integration of technology in Iowa's classrooms has triggered some important changes. Teachers and students reported changes in teaching methods, increased student-directed learning, increased access to information, and more motivated learning for both students and teachers. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
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