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. "Appendix B: Key Enablers for the Two Transformations." Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology: Report of a Workshop . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.
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Quality of service (2)
Physical and intellectual accessibility, support, reliability
What is right level for locating support?
Clearly defined content/use, resource discovery
People are buying the hardware!
How can content be found?
“It’s the software, stupid!”
Colleges/universities need to be aligned with new challenges (9)
Content courses with embedded new technologies
Integrated curriculum for preservice education that connects letters, art, and sciences
Close gap between education programs and real-world needs of teachers
Curriculum, pedagogy, and technical support must be organically linked (4)
The content/concept/pedagogy tied dynamically to technology in teacher’s mind
Encourage design/development process that closes gap between teacher/student and developer (2)
Work flow efficiency must be built into educational technology— design and acquisition (2)
Creation and adoption of common system for sharing, evaluating, and distributing teacher-created materials
Build case (with business and educator involvement) for risk taking with public money (6)
Need evidence/examples/case studies
Assessments need to change (2)
Crack cycle of textbooks-to-curriculum-to-standardized tests
Tipping points (see business case, above):
Make education attractive to industry (1)
Educators need to believe in vision, i.e., embrace technology, content need, partnership with industry
Cost-benefit convincing story
Change mindset in education and business (1)
Need data, case studies
Need leadership—all levels