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Examines the potential of IT to improve K-12 education as well as how the implementation of IT in K-12 educational practice can be supported
Provides researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an integrated overview of the field
Studies barriers and opportunities for IT implementation
from several perspectives: the teacher, the curriculum, the school organization and educational policy will be explored
Since the introduction of the computer into education in the 1960’s its potential for K-12 education has been widely recognized. The terminology used, at times confusing due to rapid technology change, has continuously evolved.
One major focus of this Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education.
A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives. Curriculum, competencies and attitudes, teacher learning, schools, and international and regional programs and policies are examined, to improve understanding how the implementation of IT in K-12 educational practice can be supported.
Additional topics addressed include the role of education in the information society.
This Handbook provides researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an integrated and detaile
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Emotion - ICT - Information Technology (IT) - communication - computer - curriculum - education - information - information management - learning - management - organization - performance - society - technology