Publications & Resources

The Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow: The UCLA Evaluation Studies

Jan 1993

Eva L. Baker, Maryl Gearhart, and Joan L. Herman

The Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow project was initiated in classrooms at five school sites in 1985 as a program of research on the impact of interactive technologies on teaching and learning. While the project has expanded over time to encompass a larger and more diverse set of efforts, key components at all sites were the provision of high technology access, site freedom to develop technology-supported curriculum and pedagogy as appropriate to site goals, and the resulting study of what happens when technology support is readily available to students and teachers. Four basic questions guided the evaluation: 1. What is the impact of ACOT on students? 2. What is the impact of ACOT on teachers’ practices and classroom processes? 3. What is the impact of ACOT on teachers professionally and personally? 4. What is the impact of ACOT on parents and home life? This report summarizes our findings from 1987 through 1990.

Baker, E. L., Gearhart, M., & Herman, J. L. (1993). The Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow: the UCLA evaluation studies (CSE Report 353). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).