ERIC Number: ED226706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Children, Information and New Technologies.
As technological change affects current lifestyles and will continue to affect access to information, children should remain a primary consideration, with new technology serving to provide information to them. The growing importance of information is fundamental to recent technological change based on the development of computers and the silicon chip. Because of the current availability of powerful computers in the home, school, and office, many children already have access to sophisticated computers. Television is also an important source of information, providing a view of life which some children and adults may consider reality. Several studies have reported on the effects of television on children, including a study by the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts in 1976. Television in Australia is about to undergo a transformation in which the technology of signal-to-screen delivery will change drastically, causing enormous changes to the message received. One definite change will be the establishment of a National Communications Satellite System. Major changes to the Australian Broadcasting Commission have also been announced, and the Australian government is investigating various aspects of telecommunications including cable and subscription television, postal service communications, and videotex. A bibliography is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Australian Broadcasting Commission; Postal Service
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Library Association of Australia (Adelaide, South Australia, August 22-26, 1982). Best copy available.