A round table «Computerization of schools today and tomorrow: Problems and possible solutions». October 14, 2005

2005. No. 3. P. 281–301 [issue contents]
A Round Table «Computerization of Schools Today and Tomorrow: Problems and Possible Solutions» was held on October 14, 2005. It was organized on the initiative of the editorial board of Problems of Education. The following questions were discussed: — What are the results of the twenty-year-long history of computerization of schools in this country? There have been no qualitatively new improvements in school education, even given the mass supplementary training of teachers, the installation of computers and Internet connections in schools. What is the reason for that? What factors in general determine the efficiency of the computerization of schools? — What should be understood by the computerization of school education today? What problems must be solved at this new stage? What is the connection between the computerization of school and the principal approaches to the modernization of schools? What short- and longterm results do educators expect? — What are the main differences between digital educational resources and traditional ones? What is necessary for creating «a school of the information era»: the adaptation of Western technologies or the creation of national teaching methods?