ERIC Number: ED205198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-13
Reference Count: 0
Communication Options--The Need for Increased Awareness of These Amongst Policy Developers.
This paper considers how various technologies such as telephone conferencing, computer conferencing, and BOM (Brainstorming on Microfiche) could be used by policy developers. It is argued that many of these technologies are efficient in cost/benefit terms, but are often not being used in organizations because policy developers are not aware of their potential. It is concluded that: (1) the telecommunications authority should establish a unit to facilitate increased awareness of policy developers of communications options; (2) there are large numbers of applications of telephone conferencing which have not been tried in Australia; (3) computer conferencing could be used to link parliamentary committee members into global networks in their respective areas; (4) BOM could be used for the development of grass roots networks and policy development networks where computer conferencing is too expensive an option; and (5) there is a need for further research into the question of how communications techniques could assist with the development of more effective approaches to policy development and implementation in Australia. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Brainstorming
Note: Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science Congress (51st, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, May 13, 1981).