ERIC Number: ED225591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-18
Reference Count: 0
Harnessing the Age of Information.
Oettinger, Anthony G.
Drawing in part on experiences from Harvard University's Program in Information Resources Policy, this paper looks at societal implications of changes in information resources and suggests concomitant changes in education. Commercial and geopolitical effects of the expansion in the range and versatility of information and communications products and services are discussed, and a modern definition of literacy is proposed which includes familiarity with computers and other information resources. The wisdom of concentration on drills in arithmetic and writing skills, rather than use of calculators and keyboards, is questioned. Mention is also made of the need for a new elementary school curriculum, the effect of new information technologies on the newspaper industry, and the increasing rate of technological change. Excerpts from a subsequent question-and-answer session and biographical details of the author conclude the pamphlet. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Geopolitical Change; Information Industry
Note: Paper presented to the Business-Higher Education Forum of the American Council on Education (Washington, DC, July 18, 1981).