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Digital Applications in Schools

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195165869
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0008
 Digital Applications in Schools

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This chapter discusses the deployment and use of information technology in public schools. Topics covered include computing in educational administration from the 1950s to 2000s, the use of computers in teaching from the 1960s to 1980s, debate about the role of computing in education, and the role of IT in education. It is argued that looking at the educational sector demonstrates some of the limits of the nation's transformation to a digitally rich economy. The technology had to enhance, then transform, how the daily core tasks of an industry are done. When that has not been the case, deployment has proved limited.

Keywords: IT; computing; education; public schools; educational administration

Chapter.  16689 words. 

Subjects: Business History

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