ERIC Number: ED448765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Technology Literacy Challenge Grant Evaluation, July 1999--September 2000.
Rephann, Terance J.
The Technology Infusion Program, evaluated in this report, was created to provide computer software and hardware training and consulting to teachers and students enrolled in Allegany County (Maryland) public and several private schools. The goals of the program were to provide professional technology support services that improve teacher technology skills, result in curriculum integration of technology, indirectly affect student use/knowledge of technology, and assist student acquisition of knowledge and exercise of problem solving skills in all areas of the curriculum. The major finding of the study is that the program substantially achieved its goals. This report is divided into nine sections. The first section describes the manner in which teacher training needs were determined. The second section details ways in which the technology infusion program was marketed and promoted to teachers, students, and parents. The third section documents the delivery of teacher training and teacher satisfaction with training. The fourth section measures teacher awareness of different computer software and hardware, and the fifth section examines the ways in which teacher technology knowledge, use, and curriculum integration have improved because of the Technology Infusion Program. The sixth section discusses student technology use, and the seventh section is concerned about parental perceptions of their children's technology exposure. The eighth section examines possible community effects. The final section examines issues and concerns that were raised in monthly progress meetings. An appendix contains survey instruments used in this evaluation and other materials used to promote Technology Infusion Program-sponsored events. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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