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The Digital Hand, Vol 3How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries$
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James W. Cortada

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165869

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.001.0001

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Digital Applications in Schools

Digital Applications in Schools

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(p.251) 8 Digital Applications in Schools
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The Digital Hand, Vol 3
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James W. Cortada

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0008

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

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