ERIC Number: ED479620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Will the "Enhancing Education through Technology Act of 2001" Really Expand Our Knowledge of Teaching and Learning with Technology?
The recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (EASA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), provided broad changes encompassing many areas of public education in the United States. Accountability, expansion of school choice, increased focus on reading skills, and greater flexibility for state and local authorities are central pieces of the Act. Another area where emphasis and funding have increased significantly with the current reauthorization is educational technology. The most recent reauthorization has appropriated $1,000,000,000 for technology in education under the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2001. Of the federal allocation, $15,000,000 has been committed to a long-term evaluation of technology and its effect on teaching and learning. Technology has come to play a central role in teaching and learning over the past 15 years, and during this period, educators and other researchers have evaluated many aspects of teaching and learning with technology. This paper addresses two questions: (1) What criticisms and obstacles may have impeded past research? (2) What are the implications of these obstacles for the study proposed under the NCLB Act of 2001? (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001