Since the advent of the personal computer in 1980, the role of technology in K-12 education has been actively discussed by a number of stakeholders: parents, teachers, students, education bureaucrats at all levels, technologists, business leaders, and community members have seen active roles for computer technology to improve the delivery of education. The quick adoption of the IBM PC as a consumer commodity was hailed as the beginning of the ‘information age’ which grew as computers became easier to afford and more powerful. When the World Wide Web was created by the high-energy physics research community at CERN in 1992, it too was greeted by enthusiasts as a revolutionary technology that would transform the world of education. Unfortunately, the revolution has been occurring slowly and rather differently than had been expected. FULL MANUSCRIPT AVAILABLE IN PDF (attached below) AND/OR IN ONLINE VIEW AT:

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