ERIC Number: ED055596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Computer Education in a Developing Country.
Kesavan, H. K.
The paper deals with computer education in India at the university level. The principal causes which are inhibiting expansion of educational programmes are first outlined and suggestions offered for achieving a better performance which is entirely feasible within the resources of the nation. The philosophy underlying the paper is that transfer of technology in the computer field, like in many other fields, can only be accomplished when the recipient country designs the proper "matching impedance" to ensure the transfer to occur from the donor country. The "matching impedance", in this instance, consists mostly of reorganisation of administrative structures of university computer centers and a proper reallocation of existing resources. When these preconditions for growth are established, the universities will be in a position to expand computer education quite rapidly and a concrete proposal is made in order to achieve this goal. The paper concludes with a discussion of the type of assistance that would be necessary to accelerate the process. (Author)
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Sponsor: United Nations, New York, NY.
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Identifiers: India; United Nations
Note: (0 References); Background paper prepared for the United Nations meeting of the Ad Hoc Panel of Experts on Computer Technology held in February 1970