Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? | information literacy | Scoop.it

Educators, however, generally do not take this approach to technology. Far too often, school leaders fail to consider how technology might dramatically improve teaching and learning, and schools frequently acquire digital devices without discrete learning goals and ultimately use these devices in ways that fail to adequately serve students, schools, or taxpayers.

Boser acknowledges that technology holds the potential to help students with academic achievement, but he points out shortcomings that are currently stifling success.  To start, he argues, states do not evaluate the outcomes they get for their technology spending, charging that currently states are only focused on the presence of the technology and not its return on investment. - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/technology/report-schools-are-wasting-education-technologys-potential/#sthash.73QYOWmD.dpufBoser acknowledges that technology holds the potential to help students with academic achievement, but he points out shortcomings that are currently stifling success.  To start, he argues, states do not evaluate the outcomes they get for their technology spending, charging that currently states are only focused on the presence of the technology and not its return on investment. - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/technology/report-schools-are-wasting-education-technologys-potential/#sthash.73QYOWmD.dpufducators, however, generally do not take this approach to technology. Far too often, school leaders fail to consider how technology might dramatically improve teaching and learning, and schools frequently acquire digital devices without discrete learning goals and ultimately use these devices in ways that fail to adequately serve students, schools, or taxpayers.


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