ERIC Number: ED025682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Dial Access Information Retrieval Systems: Guidelines Handbook for Educators. Final Report.
Ofiesh, Gabriel D.
Guidelines for the planning, purchase, and utilization of dial access information systems for educational instruction were researched and studied, and incorporated into a handbook for educators. Among the questions asked by the investigating committee were: (1) costs involved in such a system for educational purposes? (2) What is the number and locations of the facilities in operation and those planning operation? (3) What are the attitudes of students and faculty towards acceptance and use of the system? Three-hundred questionnaires were sent to institutions and 10 schools and colleges were chosen for onsite interviews. It was concluded by the committee that at the present time maximum advantage cannot be taken of the dial access technology or the instructional materials and programs available to it. The rapid developments in electronic technology for the retrieval and transfer of stored audio, visual, and printed information and the possible instructional patterns for utilizing this technology, do not present the kind of stability that an institution can confidently expect for finding and adopting tried and true instrumentation and technology. However, the new technology is directing its goals to providing students with a superior education by exploring and using the latest learning techniques and concepts.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.