ERIC Number: ED225548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Technological Futures in Education.
Uhlig, George E.
Schools adapt to change slowly, while technological advances are progressing at an exponential rate. Five inventions have dramatically changed the human ability to teach: speech, writing, the printing press, the computer, and the laser videodisc. Currently, schools rely primarily upon the first three, but the latter two represent technological advances which have the potential of significant impact upon education within the next 20 years. For schools to remain competitive and relevant, it will be necessary for teachers to become technologically literate and for the profession to develop and adopt instructional systems which are less person-intensive, e.g., microcomputer technology. The Mobile County (Alabama) Public Schools have used microcomputers in three noteworthy ways: in instruction using a 20-station high school microcomputer laboratory; in management for scheduling high school record keeeping and grade reporting; and as a means of sorting and processing student information in an elementary school. The annotated bibliography of books and periodicals for additional reading which comprises the second section of this paper includes subscription information for 26 periodicals. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mobile County Public Schools AL