Integrating technology into learning: A summary view of promises and problems

Tiffany A. Koszalka, Xuemei Wang

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The articles published in this issue covered a wide spectrum of promises and problems related to integrating technology into learning. The three full papers addressed (1) technology integration to enhance social interactions, (2) influences of technology -enhancements on teaching practices and learning processes, and (3) technology as a tool to record and assess the processes of developing shared understanding and the resulting shared understanding. The short articles addressed promises and problems within the categories of technology integration, perception of technology integration, cultural considerations, systems and environments, evaluation and assessment, implementation, and individual differences. Several product and project reviews introduced and described technology -based products and technology integration efforts. The wide spectrum of literature on technology integration described promises such as effects on communication, learning, and understanding of these new resources and problems such as collaborative development, access, sustainability, effort, and money investments in such efforts. Thus these articles provided new insights that will inform the current rhetoric and practices of technology integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002


  • Technology integration
  • Technology issues
  • Technology opportunities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Engineering


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