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Lu, Ruiling; Overbaugh, Richard C. – Computers in the Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of their school environment in terms of factors that enhance or prohibit the use of instructional technology. The study also investigated whether the technology implementation environment varied for schools at different locations and different levels. Both quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Educational Environment
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Norton, Priscilla; Hathaway, Dawn – Computers in the Schools, 2008
As corporate and higher education settings increasingly use Web 2.0 tools, the time has come to think about preparing K-12 in-service teachers to find ways in which these tools might support classroom teaching and learning goals. This article describes a graduate course designed and taught in spring 2007. Using a modeling and situated learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Education Courses
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Milone, Michael – Computers in the Schools, 2005
Exemplary Web-based schools are as different as they are similar. The schools featured in this section have applied technology in unique ways to meet the needs of their students. Five examples are cited across the U.S.: Lemon Grove School District, Lemon Grove, California; Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Carlsbad…
Descriptors: Internet, School Districts
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Jenney, Timothy R.; Roupas, Eva K. – Computers in the Schools, 2003
In 1999, Virginia Beach City Public Schools launched a completely new distance learning (DL) initiative, Quality Connection. Since that time, through perseverance and creative thinking, the program has become a model of technology as well as a highly successful method of delivering services to a wide variety of stakeholders. Not only do students…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Public Schools, School Districts, Distance Education
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Bull, Glen; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1996
Virginia's Public Education Network (PEN) was one of the first statewide public school Internet systems. PEN began as a regional pilot that led to the establishment of a regional prototype, Teacher-LINK. Teacher-LINK in turn became the basis for the statewide K-12 Internet system. Topics include PEN's educational content, Internet services, and…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Systems, Internet