ERIC Number: ED229591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
The Economic and Social Impacts of the Transition from the Industrial Society to a Computer Literate, High Technology, Information Society.
Groff, Warren H.
As our society evolves from an industrial society to a computer literate, high technology, information society, educational planners must reexamine the role of postsecondary education in economic development and in intellectual capital formation. In response to this need, a task force on high technology was established to examine the following topics: the development of a perspective or a futures scenario for Ohio; human resource development of providers and consumers of postsecondary educational services; equipment and capital plan expenditures; and implications for program development, approval, and evaluation. After analyzing Ohio's strengths and weaknesses as well as its opportunities for and the threats against its successful transition to a high technology information society, members of the task force concluded that the evolution of a technetronic society in Ohio can develop in a systematic way if the state can manage the issue of intellectual capital formation. What is needed is a conceptual framework to guide Ohio and its institutions in such a way as to focus science and technology on the individual and quality-of-life issues. In response to this need, the task force has developed a detailed plan of action concerning strategic planning, human resource development, capital planning, and program development and review for the 1983-1985 biennium. (A summary of the specific task force recommendations is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Industrial Structure, Industrialization, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Role, Social Change, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: High Technology; Ohio
Note: Presented at the Colloquium, "Impact of the Increasing Service/Manufacturing Industries Ratio" of the Ohio Academy of Science (Bowling Green, OH, April 22, 1983).