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ERIC Number: ED234770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Information Technologies: Telidon and Education--Perspectives and Possibilities for a New Information Technology and Its Impact on Education.
McLaren, Joan
A discussion of the information revolution and society with the focus on education and a description of the current configuration of Telidon, a videotex system developed in Canada, provide the background for an in-depth exploration of the educational applications and capabilities of this new information technology. Capable of operating in either a one-way teletext or two-way videotex mode, Telidon is characterized as one of the major technological participants in the information revolution. Its role in bringing about and furthering the information society is discussed, as well as its potential for use at various levels of the educational system and in other locations such as the home and library. Topics highlighted are change and technology, functions of Telidon in educational technology, modes of instruction (passive, interactive, simulation, information resource), and educational communications (many-to-one, one-to-many, one-to-one, group-to-group, and network communication). A brief discussion of issues and implications for policy and a nine-page selected bibliography are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Media Services.
Identifiers: Information Society; Information Technology; Interactive Systems; Telidon System