ERIC Number: ED219878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Home Computer Based Learning Systems (HCBLS).
The rebirth of the home as workshop, studio, and laboratory, due in large part to the advent of the microcomputer, will accelerate the spread of alternative modes of education and the process of "deschooling" society. Formal education as we know it developed as a result of social, historical, and economic factors that are no longer applicable. As a result, education is failing to meet today's needs and a number of critics are calling for either the abolition of educational institutions or at least extensive deemphasis of their role in a more widely-based, less formal educational system. This article suggests that the home computer-based learning system can be a major component in the new educational environment. Microcomputer hardware currently available is described and possible home applications for computer systems are discussed. The author concludes by suggesting that the electronic model of matter as a relational substance and the nature of mathematics as a relational science might prove to be keys to an intellectual renaissance that could underlie a global revolution in educational philosophy. A list of 52 documents suggested for further reading on the subject is supplied, as an addition to the bibliographic material cited in the text. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Home Study, Institutional Role, Intellectual History, Microcomputers, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Home Computer Based Learning Systems
Note: In: The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, OR, July 21-23, 1982). For related documents, see EA 014 910-932.