ERIC Number: ED250446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
Personal Computers, Telecommunications, and the Adult Education Professional.
Hiemstra, Roger; And Others
Personal computers and the many telecommunications options will have an important role in the facilitation of improved professional practice of adult educators. Three items are needed to set up for telecommunications: the personal computer, the modem, and a communications (software) package. Potential uses of personal computers by adult educators include bibliographic and information searches; bulletin boards to share information and networks; a more sophisticated use of the bulletin board notion; and data transfer and communication. Adult educators can use bulletin board systems to communicate at the local, regional, or national levels. Adult education organizations can apply computer technology as an information delivery tool, a linkage between agencies, and an enhancement to referral activities. Computers can also make easier a variety of administrative activities--budget planning, word processing, and data management. Implications related to telecommunication technology for adult educators are a need for information dissemination, a need to develop a linkage to commercial vendors of hardware and software, and a need for a national commitment to provide for computer literacy. (Appendixes include a bibliography, a glossary, and sample computer materials.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Bulletin Boards; Information Transfer
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 8, 1984). Portions of appendices contain marginally legible print.