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Bridging the gap: technology trends and use of technology in schools

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Considerable investment has been made to bring technology to schools and these investments have indeed resulted in many “success stories”. However there are two significant gaps in educational uses of technology that must be addressed. The first is a usage gap. Compared to how and how much today’s students use technology outside school, in-school technology usage is much less intensive and extensive. The second is an outcome gap. Compared with the outcomes achieved through investment in technology in sectors outside education, the gains in terms reduced costs and increased productivity achieved by schools is significantly smaller. This article discusses the causes of these two gaps and provides suggestions for bridging them by engaging in discussions about effective teaching and committing to technology planning.
Journal: Journal of Educational Technology & Society
ISSN: 1436-4522
Issue: 2
Volume: 16
Pages: 56 - 69
Publication year:2013