Welcome to Education Technology
and links to related information resources
concerning current ICTE Conference topics and themes
Education News from Education Week
The best education articles this week from newspapers around
the world, updated every Wednesday.
Week's Technology in Education Special Reports
regularly appearing "Technology Page," including numerous news
stories and feature articles, providing in-depth coverage of the impact of
technology on schools, teachers, and students.
Education Week -- Mar 20,
2002 -- of continuing interest
If we're wired, why aren't we transforming learning? Why
does technology in the classroom seem to have such trouble living up to its
potential of improving the learning process? Is the issue
appropriate hardware, teacher training, appropriate software/content, or are
other factors involved?
Education Week --
Week's International Page
Education Week's International Page
examines education trends and developments around the world. Browse the
collection of international stories.
Great American Textbook Scandal
How do school districts
review, evaluate, and select instructional materials including textbooks and
computer software? How carefully are instructional materials reviewed for
accuracy? How are instructional materials marketed to school systems by
publishers? This article from Forbes Magazine should be required
reading for every school administrator and textbook committee responsible for evaluating and
purchasing instructional materials.
Report: U.S. schools lack E-learning
Study Details Barrier To Internet Learning
A US federal panel has concluded that the World
Wide Web can be shaped into a vibrant educational tool serving all learners
if more money is devoted to research and development and if governments
clear away many conflicting and obsolete rules.
Web-based Web Commission Report
Should Plan and Budget for Maintenance of Computers
and Related Systems
Planning and budgeting for upgrading and maintenance of computer systems is
an important part of any computer purchase, whether by a business or a
school system. Most businesses that use computer systems plan for
expenditures for maintenance and system upgrades over the useful life of a
computer system. A typical appropriate amount for maintenance over a
three-year period would amount to approximately one third of the initial
price of a computer system. And as computer hardware prices have
dropped in the past year or two, the cost for maintenance and upgrades
expressed as a percentage of the initial system cost has increased, since
maintenance and service is a people-intensive activity, and salaries remain
the same or increase even though computer system prices continue to
Unfortunately, planning for maintenance and upgrades is something that many
school systems fail to take into account in their technology programs.
The following article from a 1999 issue of Forbes Magazine remains relevant.
Johnny's Computer Doesn't Boot
Technological Horizons in
Education Magazine T.H.E. Journal is a well known
publication for technology-using educators in the US and Canada, with a large circulation
to educational institutions. THE Journal has been a supporter and co-sponsor of ICTE
for over ten years. We very much appreciate the continuing commitment to support of
the ICTE Conference by THE Journal, and by Sylvia Charp, Cheri Edwards, Wendy La Duke, and
other staff members of THE Journal. THE Journal's web site is at http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/
Cultural Resources Access Network SCRAN served as a co-sponsor of the ICTE
Europe / Edinburgh 1999 Conference in March 1999. The Scottish Cultural Resources Access
Network maintains an extensive web-based collection of resources in support of Scottish
education. SCRAN is fully searchable and presents thumbnails freely to all. Education
users may become full members and access enhanced materials. Of particular interest to
educators is the SCRAN Curriculum Navigator, which can be accessed from the SCRAN home
THE Journal is focused to a large extent on North America.
The Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network is based in Scotland, with a focus on
resources in Scotland and in the UK. ETWV will be adding several resources over
the next few months that represent additional European, Asian, and other resources.
world wide web resource is maintained by Shinji Masui in Kobe, Japan. In 1996,
Mr. Chong Moon Lee, Chairman of Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc., the well-known developer
and manufacturer of multimedia and connectivity products for IBM compatible PCs and modems
for Apple Macintosh computers, generously provided a grant to ICTE to support travel and
attendance of selected Asian teachers -- C M Lee Scholars -- at ICTE New Orleans
1996, the 13th annual ICTE Conference. One of the 24 C M Lee Scholars, Shinji Masui
from Kobe, Japan, produced a web site that documented his experiences at ICTE New
Orleans 1996. During the time since the New Orleans Conference, Shinji has continued to
add to the web site, maintaining it as a continually-evolving web-based resource for
students and teachers that illustrates an interesting variety of ideas for use of the
world wide web with students.
Education Technology World View makes available selected education technology information resources,
supported cooperatively by various organizations. The contents of ETWV will change
from time to time, and will be guided by (1) areas of interest as indicated by current and
recent ICTE Conference Themes, (2) areas of interest expressed by ICTE participants,
co-sponsors, and cooperating organizations, and (3) new or interesting developments
related to education and technology that may have an interest to ICTE participants.
ICTE encourages your suggestions and
comments regarding ETWV; future configurations of this resource and the topics addressed
will be guided to a large extent by suggestions and information on areas of interest
provided by ICTE participants.
ETWV is not intended to be a
comprehensive information resource, but rather is intended to reflect significant trends,
innovations, and directions in uses of technology and education in the classroom that may
be of interest to ICTE participants. To this end, ETWV will also provide access to
selected general resources that address current issues and trends in education and the
uses of technology in teaching and learning that may be of interest.
ICTE and ETWV express our appreciation to
Education Week for their support. Education Week is American education's
newspaper of record. It provides the most comprehensive coverage of
K-12 news and trends on the national, state, and local level - from
assessment to inclusion to vouchers. For complete education news
coverage, links to education news headlines from across the nation, and
in-depth analysis of the hottest education topics, visit www.edweek.org
ICTE and ETWV express our appreciation to
Forbes Mazazine for permission to link to selected education-related