ERIC Number: ED452817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology 1999: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology. [Proceedings] (Washington, D.C. July 12-13, 1999).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This document contains the Conference Agenda, followed by highlights from 42 Spotlight School systems across the country. The schools briefly share their experiences, evaluation techniques, and tell their success stories about the positive impacts technology is having on teaching and learning. Conference research materials are then presented. Papers include: "Perspectives on Technology and Education Research: Lessons from the Past and Present" (Margaret Honey, Katherine McMillan, and Fred Carrigg); "Convergent Analysis: A Method for Extracting the Value from Research Studies on Technology in Education" (Cathleen Norris, Jennifer Smolka, and Elliot Soloway); "Observing Classroom Processes in Project-Based Learning Using Multimedia: A Tool for Evaluators" (William R. Penuel, and Barbara Means); "The Technology/Content Dilemma" (Shelley Goldman, Karen Cole, and Christina Syer); "Technology: How Do We Know It Works?" (Eva L. Baker); "Documenting the Effects of Instructional Technology: A Fly-Over of Policy Questions" (Dale Mann); "The Cyberspace Regionalization Project: Simultaneously Bridging the Digital and Racial Divide" (Jonathan D. Becker); "New Directions in the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology (Walter F. Heinecke, Laura Blasi, Natalie Milman, and Lisa Washington); "Measurement Issues with Instructional and Home Learning Technologies" (Charol Shakeshaft); "The Idaho Technology Initiative: An Accountability Report to the Idaho Legislature on the Effects of Monies Spent through the Idaho Council for Technology in Learning" (State Division of Vocational Education, State Department of Education, Bureau of Technology Services); "West Virginia Story: Achievement Gains from a Statewide Comprehensive Instructional Technology Program" (Dale Mann, Charol Shakeshaft, Jonathan Becker, and Robert Kottkamp); "Testing on Computers: A Follow-Up Study Comparing Performance on Computer and on Paper" (Michael Russell); "Testing Writing on Computers: An Experiment Comparing Student Performance on Tests Conducted via Computer and via Paper-and-Pencil" (Michael Russell and Walt Haney); and "Critical Issues in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology" (Mary McNabb, Mark Hawkes, and Ullik Rouk). A short profile of U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley is then given. This is followed by an outline of the education and professional experience of Paulo Renato Souza, Minster of Brazil and a brief discussion on the implementation of the Brazil-US partnership in education. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, School Districts
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/TechCerf/1999.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For individual papers, see IR 020 655-663, and IR 020 666.