ERIC Number: ED242298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-16
Reference Count: 0
Taking Interpersonal Communication out of the Classroom into the World of Computer Technology.
Gantt, Vernon W.
The emergence of the information society introduces the academic community to the most significant revolution since the invention of the printing press. The growing use of computers can lead to a depreciation of self-worth. Since the machine can handle complex logical applications with considerably more speed and accuracy than most people, many feel frustration, intimidation, or inferiority. By applying interpersonal skills, one can cope with the potential threat to one's humanness and learn to better use computer technology as a tool, rather than becoming a slave to the technology. Computers can neither evaluate nor produce emotion, a fact that will keep man apart from the machine through at least the year 2001. Eight references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the Kentucky Association of Communication Arts (Owensboro, KY, September 16, 1983).