Based on research, discuss costs of technology use for delivery of instruction. Include infrastructure costs (Internet access, servers, support, and training) as well as classroom costs. When is the cost too high? How would you determine this?
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An in-depth case study of eight schools that use technology extensively to facilitate instruction divided technology-related expenditures into six categories: "hardware, software, personnel, staff development, infrastructural changes, and materials." (quoted from Research Study link below) In order to calculate the cost spent on technology, the study "amortized expenditures on hardware, software, and initial staff development over a five-year period, and infrastructure costs over a ten-year period. [It] treated the costs of personnel, materials, and ongoing staff development as annual expenses." (quoted from Research Study link below) The cost of educational technology programs at the eight schools ranged from $142 per student per year to $490 per student per year. (cited from Research Study link below) "The two most significant determinants of this ...
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Integrating Instructional Technology
Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan, Draft of Section Three: Integrating Instructional Technology
Prepare a draft version of Section Three: Instructional Technology of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan,
1) peruse samples of integrated lessons using technology.
2) Write a summary and rationale, drafting how technology would be used to facilitate and enhance instruction in the classroom in your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan
3) Explain what the possible pros and cons might be in using technology to facilitate learning.
4)Discuss the differences between wired and wireless classrooms.
5) Support your rationale with evidence from three to five peer-reviewed articlesView Full Posting Details