ERIC Number: ED061994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Fourth Revolution; Instructional Technology in Higher Education.
Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.
The technology of communications and data processing that has had a profound impact on American Society generally in recent decades promises to have powerful influences on higher education as well. What these influences may be and what steps should be taken to assure that the benefits of instructional technology will be realized in an orderly and reasonably prompt manner are the concerns of this report. The utilization of technology for administrative and research tasks in higher learning is acknowledged but the emphasis is on its role in instruction. This report also makes a distinction between instruction that is designed for a formal teaching-learning situation, and the more general information that may result from informal exposure to information and ideas. Thus, this report is only incidentally concerned with the informal educational potentials of television, while it is very much concerned with the uses of television for instruction. Particular emphasis is given to the direction of new effort that is required if the full advantages of technology in higher education are to be realized. The findings and recommendations are a blend of suggestions and practice which are considered to have the greatest merit as part of a coherent policy. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Communications, Data Processing, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Higher Education, Technology
McGraw Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($1.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.
Note: (45 References); A report and recommendations by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education