ERIC Number: ED169923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Educational Technology and Cost Reduction in Higher Education: Five Alternative Futures.
Stakenas, Robert G.; Kaufman, Roger A.
Scenarios depicting both positive and negative alternative futures were prepared to serve as a source of ideas in this study of ways to improve education with less money. Included in this third volume are (1) a disaster scenario based on piecemeal, reactive solutions; (2) a scenario based on applications of "big media"; (3) a scenario based on individualized instruction using "little media"; (4) a disaster scenario based on applying instructional hardware without adequate planning; and (5) a "success" scenario based on rational problem solving and the design processes of technology. Scenario preparation led to the identification of questions which should be addressed: Can higher education be made efficient and effective without a reassessment of its goals? Can higher education be improved if it is viewed as a teaching process? How can we determine whether higher education is as effective as it should be? Is it possible to bring about change in higher education? Parameters which can be varied to alter costs were also identified. The first report in this series of three consists of a literature review of the costs and effectiveness of educational technology, and the second presents five scenarios of alternative futures in grades K-12. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Development and Evaluation.
Note: Florida School Finance Study; For related documents, see IR 007 209-211 ; Best copy available