Inadequate Infrastructure and the Infusion of Technology into K-12 Education

Inadequate Infrastructure and the Infusion of Technology into K-12 Education

Gregg Asher (St. Cloud State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch067
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Abstract

Although the lack of adequate funding is probably the most significant barrier to the effective infusion of technology (since bundles of money could eliminate almost all other barriers), I will focus on “inadequate infrastructures” as the most impregnable obstacle in rural schools. According to the dictionary, an infrastructure is “an underlying base or foundation” (www.dictionary.com). As I see it, following this definition, a school’s infrastructure would include teachers, the physical requirements needed to support a robust network, and the community of recipients or users.

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