Instructional Technology: Another Perspective For
John Ronghua Ouyang, Kennesaw State University
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Instructional technology has been emphasized in teacher education programs all over the United States. Federal government, state administrators, and local authorities have realized what an important role technology plays in today’s instruction and learning in schools. NCATE has plugged the technology into the teacher education program review process. Many thousands of tax dollars have been granted to provide computers for schools, provide training for pre-service and inservice teachers, and conduct collaborative projects for the implementation of technology in education. According to the national survey report, 100% of all schools own computers and the ratio of computer to students has become 9:1 in the United States (Electronic Learning, 1993; Office of Technology Assessment, 1995). Abrams (1996) believed that there will have about 30 million CD-ROM drives sold by the year of 1999, and at least 2,000 CD-ROM, videodisc packages will be titled for education. The Education Department has projected that all children in the United States will have access to Internet in their classrooms by the year 2000.
Ouyang, J.R. (1998). Instructional Technology: Another Perspective For. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1320-1322). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).