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Technology affects all our lives, whether working in K-12, higher education or the corporate world. Tomorrow's problems are developing today, and we need to develop possible responses to potential changes.. Society is experiencing a period of unprecedented change, our decisions today will have a significant effect tomorrow.
(Weingand, 1995)
44% children and teenagers overall use computers and 42% use the Internet to
complete their homework and school assignments
41% of blacks and Hispanics use a computer at home, compared to 77% of

31% students from families earning less than $20,000 use computers at home,
compared to 89% of those from families earning more than $75,000
In 1994, 3% of classrooms in U.S. public schools had access to the Internet;
in the fall of 2002, 92 % had access

In 2002, 86% of public schools reported they had a Web site or Web page, up
from 75% in 2001.

87% of public schools with Internet access indicated that their school or
school district offered professional development to teachers in the schools
to help them integrate the use of the Internet into the curriculum.
Educational institutions of the future will be tailor made to suit students and teachers by creating online content designed around learning styles, teaching styles, specific areas of content, and past student interests. Future areas of anticipated need, alignment with specific modes of employment, and ties to current university courses are examples of areas that will be included.
Opportunities: To train teachers to teach technology and stay abreast.
                      Provide students the opportunity to enhance their technology knowledge.

Threats: Being unable to train all teachers in the field of technology due to several factors:
                 cost to teachers, cost to school districts
                 older teachers who might not want to learn due to retiring in a couple of years
                 the belief that training won't enhance their life or their way of teaching
                 schools unable to keep up with the ever changing field of technology in terms of equipment or software
Implications: Opportunities and Threats
Implications: Opportunities and Threats
Implications: Opportunities and Threats
First obtain a technology center, then train teachers, and finally train students.
Training need only be done for teachers who are in need of training. Other teachers who show that they can use technology may perform some other task, say curriculum development.