Share Paper: Funding Technology Integration Responsibly for Sustainability

  1. Tiffany Droege, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States
  2. Melissa Thomeczek, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States
Wednesday, March 28 3:40 PM-4:00 PM Edison B

Abstract: This paper details research conducted in a school district in southern Illinois. In cooperation with teachers, the technology director, and superintendent, the authors explored the results of a large technology purchase that consisted mostly of equipment, not professional development (PD) or infrastructure. The study explores the problems associated with a lack of professional development and infrastructure, identifies potential solutions, and makes recommendations for change in the way money is allocated when technology is purchased for schools.