Technology & Learning, September 1998, p. 42
Senior editor Susan McLester of Technology & Learning tells education technology leaders to keep an eye on four specific areas that are receiving increased attention from education technology companies:
- Staff development. More money for and awareness of teacher training means that hardware and software vendors are allocating new resources for programs that help teachers integrate technology into curricula.
- “Enterprise” software. Teachers, administrators, and principals alike will see “enterprise” software packages take advantage of schools’ large computer networks. Schools and districts can then share information and generate data for assessment and accountability purposes.
- Beginners’ training. Schools and vendors are addressing the needs of a growing population of educators who are completely new to technology and the Internet, and who don’t have the time or savvy to grapple with new and ever-changing technologies.
- Filtering. More sophisticated filtering and blocking technologies are emerging that can better protect students from inappropriate materials while not barring access to helpful and legitimate information resources.