Classroom: A Technology-
Based Tool for Documenting
the Impact of Technology on
Joan L. Herman
Eva L. Baker
John R. Novak
Andrea K. Whittaker
University of California, Los Angeles/CRESST
Since 1987, UCLA's Center for Technology Assessment has been conducting a set of evaluation, research, and development activities at selected Apple Classrooms of TomorrowSM (ACOT) sites, with the goal of documenting the impact of technology access on K-12 environments ( Baker, 1988; Baker, Gearhart, & Herman, 1990, 1991; Baker & Herman, 1988, 1989; Baker, Herman, & Gearhart, 1988; Baker & Niemi, 1990, 1991; Gearhart, Herman, Baker, Novak, & Whittaker, 1990; Gearhart, Herman, & Whittaker, 1991; Gearhart, Herman, Whittaker, & Novak, 1991; Herman, 1988). When Eva Baker and Joan Herman initiated the work with ACOT in 1987, the ACOTSM project had been implemented in selected classrooms at five sites that were dispersed nationally and varied considerably in student characteristics and school context factors. Students and teachers in all classrooms were provided with high access to individual computer support both at home and at school, and ACOT's goal was to document how instructional innovations emerge in high access environments.1 Since 1987,____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Technology Assessment in Education and Training. Contributors: Eva L. Baker - Editor, Harold F. O'Neil Jr. - Editor. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Hillsdale, NJ. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 153.
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