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ERIC Number: ED515879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Visions 2020.2: Student Views on Transforming Education and Training through Advanced Technologies
US Department of Education
The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Education (who co-chair the NSTC Working Group) and NetDay formed a partnership aimed at analyzing K-12 student views about technology for learning. These views are analyzed in this second report, "Visions 2020.2: Student Views on Transforming Education and Training Through Advanced Technologies." In October-November 2004, NetDay sponsored its "Speak-Up Day for Students" which offered online questionnaires, which asked K-12 students across the country about their use of technology. More than 160,000 students participated in answering questions; 38 percent of these students were in grades K-6, and 62 percent were students in grades 6-12. "Visions 2020.2" begins with an exploration of how today's K-12 aged youth--the so-called New Millennials--use digital technologies. The analysis then explores four themes commonly touched on in the students' answers: (1) Digital Devices; (2) Access to Computers and the Internet; (3) Intelligent Tutor/Helper; and (4) Ways to Learn and Complete School Work Using Technology. Math and reading were often cited specifically as subjects that might benefit from the use of learning technologies. For each of the four themes, selected student answers to the NetDay question are included to add richness to the themes and to give voice to the student views. In addition, for each theme, excerpts from the U.S. Department of Commerce publication "Visions 2020: Transforming Education and Training Though Advanced Technologies" are included. These vignettes envision the use of advanced technologies for learning in ways that are similar to those suggested by the students. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED); US Department of Commerce