ERIC Number: ED238377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of New Informational Technology on Education in Wyoming.
Dolly, John; And Others
Educational changes in Wyoming that are linked to the emergence of new informational technologies are considered. Attention is directed to the following topics: assumptions for Wyoming educators as they plan to respond to the impact of technology on teacher education; the importance of educational goals and objectives; the national climate affecting higher education; current activity in Wyoming; the impact of emerging informational technologies on the individual, faculty members, and college programs; the use of new technology in inservice teacher training; and strengths and weaknesses in the Wyoming educational system that will affect the state's response to the new technologies. Recommendations include the following: there should be greater decentralization of decision making, particularly in the area of budgets, with greater flexibility given to departments for the purchase and integration of new equipment and technology into their programs; a statewide policy on how to integrate the new technology at all educational levels is needed; and teacher education programs need to constantly upgrade the curriculum to integrate the impact of technology in the public schools. Appendices include questions for planning, including implications of information technology for higher education and teacher education. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Position paper based on a meeting sponsored by the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Education, Region VII (Snowmass Village, CO, July 1983).