ERIC Number: ED210793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Computer Revolution and Its Impact on Education.
Willis, Bernice H., Ed.
With twelve papers presented in five panels, this session of a conference on education in the South covers the computer revolution and its impact on education. In the first panel, four papers give computer vendors' views on the application of computers to education, discussing microcomputers and their uses in education, Control Data Corporation's partnerships with educational and business institutions, and the systems developed by Houghton Mifflin Company for computer-assisted and computer-managed instruction. The two speakers in the second panel describe, first, the nationwide EDUCOM consortium and its national EDUNET computer service network and, second, the statewide computerized system for agricultural information being developed by Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The third panel's two papers report on Florida's plans for computer uses in education and on the development and services of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. The three speakers in the fourth panel examine the use of information and computer technology, especially computer graphics, in educational policy-making and policy analysis. The final panel's single paper looks at past and future impacts of technological change on our economy, daily lives, and values. (RW)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Microcomputers, Networks, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education
Not available separately; see EA 014 263.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers: Computer Networks; Computer Services; United States (South)
Note: Section 6, pages 329-97, of "Visions, Issues, and Reality: A Changing South" (EA 014 263). For related documents, see EA 014 263-267.