ERIC Number: ED450696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Progress of the Idaho Educational Technology Initiative in Meeting Goals Established by the Idaho Council for Technology in Learning.
Mergendoller, John R.; Moriarty, Kevin
Over the past five and one-half years, the Idaho Educational Technology Initiative has distributed 56 million dollars to Idaho public schools. This report reviews the progress made toward accomplishing goals established by the Idaho Council on Technology in Learning (ICTL). It is based on data collected during visits to 36 schools in 16 school districts, and the review of 48 technology research and evaluation studies conducted in Idaho schools. The report consists of four chapters. Chapter 1, "Funding the Idaho Educational Technology Initiative," chronicles the expenditures made from the start of the Initiative. Chapter 2, "A Review of Research and Evaluation Studies Focusing on Technology Integration in Idaho Schools," assesses the quality and reports on the findings of recent technology research conducted in Idaho. Chapter 3, "ICTL Goals and Experience of Idaho Educators: A Report on Site Visits to 16 Idaho School Districts," discusses observations of how Idaho educators are implementing the Initiative's goals. Chapter 4, "Assessing the Impact of Educational Technology: Recommendations for Future Evaluations," describes two evaluation models that could provide useful information to both educators and policy-makers. Seven tables and figures are included. An appendix contains 47 report summaries for the schools researched. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho Governor's Office, Boise.; Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, Novato, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho