ERIC Number: ED251662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
The Quest for Teaching/Learning Excellence in a Technological Age.
America is no longer an industrial society but an information society made up of knowledge workers as opposed to production workers. As America accelerates into the information society and the technology it offers, Americans must view themselves as part of three worlds, each affected by society--professional, personal, and social. Significant developments that have resulted as a direct outgrowth of the information age include databases, electronic mail, automated banking, and data communications. The technologies of the future will offer instructional systems based on a combination of video and computer technologies. In the professional world, personal computers will become essential. Today, technology is inexpensive, portable, and understandable. Vocational business educators can, with the assistance of the technological age, realistically prepare students to compete in the real world. Implementing such courses or topics as automated accounting, accessing large databases, ergonomics, word processing, and electronic merging and filing will have an impact upon all students' lives. Findings from educational research regarding computers show that computer labs are gaining in educational popularity, commercially prepared educational software is the most pedagogically sound, and personal computer use is increasing dramatically in homes, schools, and businesses. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 2, 1984).