ERIC Number: ED235852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Technology Is Ready--But Are We? Management's Challenge. ACCCA Management Report, 1983-4/1.
Recent developments in electronics have had a profound effect on information and communication systems. This report identifies the instructional technologies currently available, examines their use in California community colleges, and explores implications for the future. Following introductory remarks on the technological revolution and its impact on education, technologies currently used by community colleges are examined, including open circuit and cable television, instructional television fixed services, microwave transmission, cassette recordings, video discs, radio, computers, and satellites. After current activities using instructional technology are noted, two programs of the Public Broadcasting Commission are described: the Public Telecommunications Project, which reviews the use of telecommunications among all public agencies, and the "Consumer and Cable Project" which addresses consumer rights related to cable systems. Next, the educational programming activities of business and industry are discussed, and the implications of new cable systems for education are considered. A discussion of the possible impact of technology on colleges in areas such as alternative delivery systems, cost effectiveness, and improved communication and access is followed by sections on budget development and options for integrating communications systems into the curriculum. Final remarks focus on planning and administrative priorities. (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.