ERIC Number: ED247902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputers in Education: A Framework for Research.
Sage, Morley; Smith, David J.
Prepared to advise the Social Science Research Council, this report suggests funding priorities for a program of research in the field of educational applications of information technology, with special reference to the primary and secondary sectors. A discussion of the research program initiative context includes the contributions of governmental and government-supported agencies, research and development efforts in North America, and economic considerations. An examination of the need for research on new technology emphasizes its importance for providing an information base for curriculum design and a research base for the "education industry." Attention is drawn to the current lack of focus and direction in United Kingdom research and the increased risk of dissipation of effort created by a shortage of funds. Two research emphases are proposed: learning processes and information technology, and curriculum and the information society. Potential research problems are considered, and detailed outlines are provided for recommended programs of commissioned research. Fifty-eight references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Science, Instructional Innovation, Learning Processes, Microcomputers, Program Development, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Economic and Social Research Council, 1 Temple Ave., London, England EC4X OBD (2 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: A consultative document for the Social Science Research Council Education and Human Development Committee.