Technology Planning and Technology Integration: A Case Study
Linda Espey, Heartland Area Education Agency and Drake University, Iowa, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this study was to consider how the development of a school district technology plan facilitates meaningful use of technology in the classroom. One school district's experiences were the focus of the case study, from the formation of a technology planning committee to the implementation of an expanded use of technology in upper-elementary classrooms. Components of the research include document analysis of a district technology plan, interviews with technology plan committee members, fieldwork observations and interviews with teachers. The study demonstrated that effective technology planning can lead a district through establishment of a technology infrastructure, including a district-wide network, Internet access to all classrooms, and high quality staff development. Findings suggest that teachers need curriculum integration support, beyond what is often provided in the technology plan, in order to take full advantage of available technology.
Espey, L. (2000). Technology Planning and Technology Integration: A Case Study. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 95-100). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).