ERIC Number: ED169924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
K-12. Educational Technology and Basic Education in Florida: Scenarios for 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 achieve better schools for less money. Included 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 "history" of technology failures in education; and (5) a "success" scenario based on rational problem solving and the design processes of educational technology. Scenario preparation led to the identification of questions which should be addressed: Can schooling be made efficient and effective without an assessment of goals? Can education be improved if it is viewed as a teaching process? How can we determine whether schooling is as effective as it should be? Is it possible to bring about change in the schools? Parameters which can be varied to alter educational costs were also identified. This is the second in a series of three reports; the first provides a review of the literature on the costs and effectiveness of educational technology, and the third presents five scenarios on cost reduction in higher education. (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