ERIC Number: ED205136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-11
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Educational Efficiency Through Technology (Commission Discussion and Background Materials).
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
A program schedule and background information for Indiana Commission for Higher Education-sponsored discussion of the use of educational technology to increase educational effeciency are presented. The four major topics of discussion to illustrate the uses and advantages/disadvantages of audio, video, and computing technologies are as follows: degree credit instruction, continuing professional education, computer-based instruction and information services, and community service educational programming. Audio, video, and computing technologies are being used by business, libraries, museums, schools, and other organizations to expand access to current services, add new services, and reduce the costs of providing services. Participation rates of adult learners in Indiana are presented, and examples of current uses of learning technologies in Indiana and elsewhere are described. Data are provided on the location of cable TV companies in Indiana, type of TV market, number of subscribers, and the channel capacity. According to local reports, there is at present only a minimal amount of instructional programming on cable TV, but great potential for more. Public television in general and in Indiana is also considered. The following four articles are also included: "Instructional Television--Higher Education without Commercial Interruption," by Carol Herrnstadt Shulman; "Education's Technological Revolution: An Event in Search of Leaders," by Allan F. Hershfield; "A Teacher Named PLATO: Computer-Assisted Instruction," and "Community Access Channel Three, Monroe County Public Library." (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.