Accession Number : ADA255223


Title :   Application of Information System Technology to K-12 Education,


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA


Personal Author(s) : Horowitz, Barry M. ; Negroni, Peter J. ; Bolen, Nelson E.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA255223


Report Date : AUG 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Information system technology has revolutionized how modern business and government organizations operate. That same technology holds great promise for helping to improve K-12 education, but for a variety of reasons the public schools lag other sectors in taking advantage of the technology that is already available. If technology is to make a difference in public education, it must be integrated into the overall curriculum in the schools, and it must be implemented in ways that are both affordable and sustainable. This paper argues that key steps in this process are establishing a set of flexible standards for educational technology, promoting the sharing and reuse of educational technology materials, and creating a peer review process for the selection of educational technology products. The paper concludes by describing how these ideas are being pursued in partnership with MITRE and the Springfield, Massachusetts school system.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *SCHOOLS , *EDUCATION , COMMERCE , ORGANIZATIONS , MATERIALS , SHARING , STANDARDS , COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , SELECTION , MASSACHUSETTS


Subject Categories : INFORMATION SCIENCE
      HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
      COMPUTER SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE