ERIC Number: ED063777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
Educational Technology--A Vote of Confidence.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
Although critics of educational technology have asserted that the new media have attained little success, programs like "Sesame Street" have shown that educational technology is a valuable resource. The Nixon Administration is determined to support the uses of computers, television, and all forms of technology in the cause of education. The Offices of Education (OE) is formulating a coherent Federal policy on this subject. It has established the National Center for Educational Technology (NCET) to coordinate projects and allocate funds in this area. It aims to seek redesigned legislation providing for funds, coordination of programs at all levels of government, and programming authority for the OE. Other OE projects include "Sesame Street,""The Electric Company," the establishment of the first State-wide library cataloging network, and the Computer Utility for Educational Systems (CUES), which provides computer services for small colleges which could not possess them on their own. Still, in the utilization of educational technology, we must not sacrifice human-ness in the rush for efficiency. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Identifiers: Computer Utility for Educational Systems; Electric Company; Office of Education; Sesame Street
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Meeting of EDUCOM, Interuniversity Communications Council (Washington, D. C., April 13, 1972)