From Now On
The Educational Technology Journal

 Vol 12|No7|March|2003

By Jamie McKenzie
About the Author

Business tells us that successful implementation of innovations requires complete and thorough attention to all-important costs. The concept is called the "Total Cost of Ownership." McKenzie suggests that most TCO models ignore important costs that educators would emphasize and he offers a model he calls "The True Cost of Ownership" to cover all essential elements.

This is a sample chapter of his latest book, Just in Time Technology: Doing Better with Fewer.

New or Noteworthy

Check out the wonderful online technology journal, Meridian - Middle School Technologies Journal, available thanks to NC State. The winter issue offers a half dozen intriguing articles. Go to journal at

Problems are the Solution

An important new book from Australia with a focus on problem-based learning, questioning and literacies.

The March Cartoon
Duct Tape School Improvement

What should we do with all that duct tape bought to tape up American homes? Donate it to schools to help with network repairs?

FNO Press Launches Web Site Critical of NCLB

Concerned that NCLB puts too much emphasis on testing and not enough on capacity building and funding, FNO Press has launched a new journal, "No Child Left," and a Web site,, to urge repeal or drastic amendment of NCLB. You can subscribe for free to the monthly journal.

McKenzie 4-Pack
Four Books for Price
of Three

You can now purchase Jamie McKenzie's four books about smart use of new technologies for just $60 - a 25% savings off the list price of $80 for the collection.

Go to FNO Press store.

  • Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School
  • How Teachers Learn Technology Best
  • Just in Time Technology: Doing Better with Fewer
  • Making Good Change with Technology and Literacy

Credits: The photographs were shot by Jamie McKenzie.
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