Project RED: Global Toolkit for Education, Chapter 3
Policies are principles or rules that drive education decision making and practice. Policies and procedures guide schools in carrying out plans. Technology policies specifically are important drivers of practice, expectations, and stakeholder behavior. Policies at every level—national, state, regional, local, and at the classroom level—matter greatly regarding the efficacy of education technology implementation. Sound, consistent policies and practices can make a difference between success and failure of such programs.
The key question for governing bodies is not whether the benefits of technology outweigh the costs (research and best practices prove this), but rather how to implement policies and programs to ensure effectiveness and results.
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