ERIC Number: ED452822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Technology: How Do We Know It Works?
Baker, Eva L.
Does educational technology work? Does its application in classrooms help children learn? Can teachers improve their own understanding and practice through technology? The answer is yes; however in a period of widespread concern about educational quality, teachers, parents, policymakers, and taxpayers deserve answers that go beyond fervent beliefs and jaunty assertions. To sustain and support the growth of high-quality technology in schools, everyone has to learn to be more aware of what standards of documentation are useful. This paper presents a set of ideas and guidelines to consider, ending with how technology itself can aid in the testing and evaluation process. The ideas presented are intended to help educators and others invested in education think systematically about what they are doing and how to capture and document accomplishments. Highlights include: "Technology for What?"; "Technology Innovations: The How"; "Who Benefits?"; "Other Evaluation Considerations"; "Measures of Outcome and Impact"; and "Technological Supports for Evaluation." (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Systems Approach, Technology Integration
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/technology/1999/whitepapers.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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