Copyright 1988 "On line, Computers in Education: What's Happening, What's Possible," provides an overview of how computers have been incorporated into the curriculum of public schools and how the machines are being adapted for administrative functions outside of the classroom.
The 48-page manual, published jointly by the Education Systems Corporation, of San Diego, Calif., and the nsba's Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education, also is designed to serve as a primer for those who are unfamiliar with educational technology.
Its contents include:
Statistics about the use of computers in education.
A discussion of issues of equity and accountability in the use of computers.
Descriptions of computer programs available for use in the curriculum.
A description of the future of technology in the schools.
The benefits of technology for teachers.
The potential of technology to serve educational purposes.
Copies of the document are available from the nsba's Technology Leadership Network, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314. The $12 per copy price includes postage and handling.
Future publications in the series will discuss how to finance the purchase of technology, what policies and plans are appropriate for integrating technology into the curriculum, and an overview of the applications of video technology, according to an itte spokesman.
A panel of experts will discuss the latest computer technologies to assist disabled and handicapped individuals during a nationwide video teleconference scheduled to be broadcast over public television stations next spring.
The April 27 broadcast also will include segments about special computer programs and devices designed to aid the handicapped.
The teleconference, funded by a federal grant under the recently passed Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, is a joint project of the Software Communications Service, based in Chicago, and Education turnkey Systems Inc., of Falls Church, Va.
Local public-broadcasting stations may choose to air the teleconference live or to make it available to local school districts through their videotape libraries, said Brian Callahan, director of learning technology for the Central Education Network, which oversees the scs--pw