ERIC Number: ED477720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Sustainability Challenge: Taking EdTech to the Next Level.
Dickard, Norris, Ed.
This publication summarizes the lessons learned during 2002 in a collaborative project that had two central goals: (1) to assess the current thinking on sustainability and outlays for educational technology (edtech) investments by using as national case studies the cities of Chicago, Cleveland and Milwaukee; and (2) to highlight critical issues and models related to sustaining good educational technology practice. Sustainability is defined as strategies for maintaining and nourishing effective programs over time. Contents include: "Introduction: The Challenge of Taking Edtech to the Next Level" (Norris Dickard, Margaret Honey, Anthony Wilhelm); "Edtech 2002: Budget Challenges, Policy Shifts and Digital Opportunities" (Norris Dickard); "Back to the Future: Total Cost of Ownership and Other Edtech Sustainability Models" (Sara Fitzgerald); "Toward a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from the Literature and the Field" (Julie Thompson Keane, Andrew Gersick, Constance Kim, Margaret Honey); "Getting the Center To Hold: A Funder's Perspective" (Ronald Thorpe); and "Edtech in Indian Country" (Kade Twist). Appendixes include: "No Child Left Behind Act, Edtech Provisions" and a table, "What Is Your School District's Total Cost of Ownership Type?" (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
For full text: http://www2.edc.org/CCT/admin/publications/report/EdTechSustainability.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.; Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.