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ERIC Number: ED470171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 7
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Lessons Learned from a University Partnership Established To Promote the Adoption of Educational Technology: One Size Does Not Fit All.
Buckenmeyer, Janet
The appropriate use of technology in education is one viable solution to the challenge of training students for the Information Age. Benefits and barriers are presented in this paper. Benefits include improved student performance and behavior, and an efficient manner of procuring information. An additional benefit is the global awareness and education that technology provides for learners. There are many factors responsible for the non-adoption of educational technology among teachers, including lack of computers in the classroom; lack of release time for teachers to learn how to use computers and the Internet; and lack of time in the schedule for students to use computers in class. In spite of the potential limitations, educational technology can work effectively with school systems to properly equip students for the future. Experts in the use of instructional technology have suggested that there are four factors necessary to facilitate the adoption of technology. First, the process of change needs to be situated to each particular school. Second, establishing a goal is critical. Third, is the necessity of staff development. Finally, technical support must be provided. (Contains 26 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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