T.H.E. Journal, January 1999, p. 4

The editor-in-chief of T.H.E. Journal discusses five important development that are directing the future of technology and education:

  1. New initiatives on computer literacy are defining educational technology standards for students and teachers alike.

  2. Many recent studies have reported that technology does have a positive influence on the ability of students to learn.

  3. States are funding more staff development programs, for both pre- and in-service personnel.

  4. Large segments of society—including schools, homes, libraries, and technical and community colleges—are getting wired to enable multiple opportunities for increased access and vast K-20 distance learning opportunities.

  5. Computer and technology vendors are offering increased support and partnership opportunities for schools.