Twenty Years of Research in Information Technology in Education: Assessing Our Progress
Computers in the Schools Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0569
The twentieth anniversary of Computers in the Schools is an occasion to reflect on the state of the art in information technology in education. Computers are probably no longer in danger of being abandoned by schools; and, in fact, computers have gained so much cultural momentum that educators could probably not intentionally prevent their continued integration into schooling. On the other hand, they have not brought about the revolution in education that was hoped for when the field first began. This article explores some of the reasons why computers have not yet fulfilled their considerable educational promise, and why research has so little to do with what goes on in schools. The article goes on to identify some of the things that research has taught us about information technology in education, and to explore some possible solutions to our considerable problems.
Maddux, C. (2003). Twenty Years of Research in Information Technology in Education: Assessing Our Progress. Computers in the Schools, 20(1), 35-48.