How can educators survive in the whirlwind restructuring and reform caused by the digital age? Will the impact of information technology improve learning, and how? The Promise of Technology in Schools answers these questions, by surveying the next 20 years in education. First, Stallard examines why the transfer of technology to education has taken so long and has been so difficult to accomplish. Then, he examines what challenges educators will face, how technology will affect school organization, why the K-12 education market is so important, and more.
Charles Stallard is the Director of Technology and Information Services for Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Engines of Change Chapter 3 Technology Adoption and Organizational Change: Lessons from the Private Sector Chapter 4 Educational Perspectives and Uses: Then and Now Chapter 5 Challenges to the IT Industry Posed by Public Education Chapter 6 The Near-term Future of Technology in Education Chapter 7 The Mid-term Future: 2008-2014 Chapter 8 The Long-term Future of Technology in Education Chapter 9 Defining the Social Value of School Chapter 10 Epilogue