ERIC Number: ED450723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Technology on Learning: Making Sense of the Research. Policy Brief.
Research reports and articles on the effectiveness of technology in the student learning environment reflect a variety of opinions and conclusions. Educators who are making decisions about the use of technology will want to examine research results with the following questions in mind: Do research results and expert opinions support the continued integration of technology into schools and classrooms? If so, what is known from research and best practices about how to integrate technology into classrooms to achieve improved student learning? and What professional development is needed for integration of technology? This policy brief examines information supporting the variety of views--both negative and positive--and attempts to interpret that information in a meaningful way. Six steps for designing quality professional development are recommended, and guidelines for technology implementation are highlighted. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.