Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology

Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology

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For pre- or in-services courses on planning technology applications for school administrators, computer coordinators, and library media specialists.

The first instructional technology text to focus on school administrators, this work continues to offer extensive coverage on technology planning and policies for technology leaders in schools. Coverage includes: Basic Concepts and Foundations, Applications, and Planning and Implementation to inform readers of both the theoretical and practical considerations for planning and implementing school-based technology. Its ability to deliver topical information on planning, establishing policy, and managing information resources sets it apart from similar texts.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 193 x 235.2 x 16.3mm | 571.54g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130313920
  • 9780130313928

Table of contents


1. Introduction to Technology and Planning.
2. Basic Concepts of Planning.
3. Technology, Learning, and Equity Issues.

4. Computer Applications in Educational Administration.
5. Computer Applications in Instruction.
6. Multimedia in Education.
7. Data Communications, the Internet, and Educational Applications.
8. Distance Learning.

9. Hardware Planning and Evaluation.
10. Software Selection and Evaluation.
11. Staff Development.
12. Managing Computer Facilities.
13. Financial Planning.

A. Basic Concepts of Computer Technology.
B. Educational Leader Competencies.
C. Instructional Software Evaluation Factors.
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About Anthony G. Picciano

Anthony G. Picciano is the author of four books on education and technology. Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology is the third edition of an earlier work, Computers in the Schools: A Guide to Planning and Administration. In June 2000, Dr. Picciano published Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (Merrill/Prentice Hall) which extensively covers the growing field of distance learning.

Dr. Picciano is a professor in the Education Administration and Supervision Program in the School of Education at Hunter College. His teaching specialties include educational technology, organization theory, and research methods. He also has been a faculty fellow since 1994 at the City University of New York Open Systems Laboratory, a facility dedicated to experimenting with advanced uses of instructional technology and to providing staff development programs for organizations including public schools, colleges, and private businesses.

Dr. Picciano has served as a consultant for a variety of public and private organizations including the Commission on Higher Education/Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, the New York City Board of Education, the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Citicorp. He has received a number of grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and IBM. His articles on educational technology have appeared in journals such as The Urban Review, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Computers in the Schools, Equity and Choice, and EDUCOM Review.
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