Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Educational technology--Planning; Teachers--Training of;
In states with technology plans, there is a common belief that technology has the power to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the learning environment of the classroom. Many states' technology policies and plans reflect a demand for information about student learning outcomes and the cost and benefits of education programs. The eight states in the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium (NCRTEC) are: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The need for district spending in education technology, such as computer training, professional development, service/support networking, supplies, and hardware, has become a major issue across the states. Technology tools used in classrooms provide both formative and program information to teachers, students, curriculum directors, and policy makers for their individual and collective needs.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©2000 Evie Charles Pugh
Pugh, Evie Charles, "Learning technology policies in action : Where do the States stand?" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1371.