ERIC Number: ED220919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Technology--The Congressional Perspective.
Weingarten, Fred W.
The Office of Technology Assessment, an agency of the United States Congress, has been asked to prepare a report on information technology and education. The purpose of the study is to examine current trends in information technology, assess what those trends have to offer the educational process, determine how they are likely to be used, and explore the potential federal role in the developing situation. The study has four main goals: (1) to assess existing federal interests and roles in education that may be affected by the new technology; (2) to determine the opportunities for and barriers to use of the new technology in schools (involving considerations such as lack of support for training and purchasing at the local level, and possible social effects of using the new technology); (3) to determine how public schools will be affected by the adoption of new technology by agencies that have recently developed educational programs (industry, museums, libraries, public television stations, and home computer manufacturers); and (4) to determine what Congress wishes to accomplish and what policy levers exist to achieve those ends. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Formative Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Science, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research Reports, Technological Advancement
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Office of Technology Assessment
Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.