Category Archives: 3.4 Policies and Regulations

“Policies and regulations are the rules and actions of society (or its surrogates) that affect the diffusion and use of Instructional Technology” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 47). This includes such areas as web-based instruction, instructional and community television, copyright law, standards for equipment and programs, use policies, and the creation of a system which supports the effective and ethical utilization of instructional technology products and processes.

School Evaluation Summary

As  the youngest teacher at this school, I am having a hard time communicating the need for more technology in the classroom.  It seems the more I use it or push for it, the more the other teachers avoid me or think less of me.  I have learned that the students actually learn more and better using technologies then just from a book and writing a paper.  I get frustrated when the other teachers look down on me for trying new things.

As the “Students Come First” laws begin to really take affect, I believe that the impact will be for the better.  Teachers will be held to a higher standard and students will be able to get the technologies needed to succeed in such a technological world.

This evaluation helped me take a closer look at the ACET standards and where all this fits in.  This covers Standard 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4, 4.4, and 5.3, 5.4.  I fell that most of the standards are covered in some way depending on how you look at the survey and summary.