ERIC Number: ED253519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Potential of Interactive Learning Technologies in Formal and Nonformal Education in Rural and Urban Settings.
Bright, Larry K.; Simula, Vernon L.
The College of Education and Human Service Professions of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, has established a Center for the Advancement of Learning Technologies. The Center is committed to the development of interactive learning technologies which can be used effectively in formal and nonformal continuing adult education. Emphasis has been on the development of interactive videodisc software designed to teach the uses and applications of portable and less-expensive microcomputer equipment and software. Interactive videodisc hardware links the microcomputer and television through electronics and laser technology. This technique will be valuable for the increasing numbers of educators who teach individuals, groups, and organizations how to cope with change. As a result of the world becoming more interdependent in economics, communictions, and aspirations, individuals must adapt to new careers and job skills. Educators have the knowledge and the technology to take a leadership role in developing and implementing lifelong learning programs in both formal and nonformal settings. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Videodisc Systems
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (31st, Bangkok, Thailand, July 23-27, 1984).