ERIC Number: ED452818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Perspectives on Technology and Education Research: Lessons from the Past and Present.
Honey, Margaret; Culp, Katherine McMillan; Carrigg, Fred
This paper offers a perspective that grows out of what those at EDC's Center for Children and Technology have learned from nearly three decades of research on educational technology. The paper discusses where the field of educational research is heading and reviews promising directions for technology's role in education. There are changes in the nature of technological elements involved in educational research, changes in the kinds of research questions being asked, and changes in how research is being done and the methods being used; all of these factors are discussed. Then, to illustrate how technologies can be used to support and extend a broad-based program of education change, the authors use the example of a comprehensive program of reform that has taken place in the Union City, New Jersey schools. Eight key reform strategies integral to the Union City school district's success are identified. Key assumptions, methodological features, and design elements of this type of research are reviewed. The paper concludes by identifying several lessons learned. (Contains 15 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Program Development, Technological Advancement
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/technology/1999/whitepapers.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology, 1999: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology. [Proceedings] (Washington, D.C., July 12-13, 1999); see IR 020 654.