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ERIC Number: ED477712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 21
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Report of the 2002 Texas Public School Technology Survey Prepared for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board and Texas Public Schools.
Denton, Jon; Davis, Trina; Strader, Arlen; Durbin, Brooke
Over the past four legislative sessions, the Texas State Legislature enacted laws that have accelerated the integration of technology into public education. The significant effort to build technology infrastructure in Texas is evident through the thousands of public school awards provided by the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Board, the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund grants and the E-Rate discounts. With such an influx of funding into technology education, the following questions were posed to guide this inquiry: What technology resources have been put in place in schools as a result of these awards? What professional development activities are being provided to educators to use these technology resources? The telecommunications infrastructure in the public schools across Texas has changed significantly across the past six years with over 98% of classrooms in Texas public schools having Internet access, and technology professional development activities for Texas classroom teachers having increased. Yet much still needs to be accomplished, because just 21% of the districts indicate their teachers use online resources in their instruction. (Contains 11 references and 13 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas