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ERIC Number: ED229591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-22
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).