ERIC Number: ED330249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Technology and the Future of Education: Directions for Progress. A Report of the California Postsecondary Education Commission's Policy Task Force on Educational Technology. Report 89-27.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report discusses a plan for more effective use of new technologies in California higher education, including their coordination, financing, quality control, and incentives. The report begins with an examination of the potential that new technology has for revitalizing educational practices and alleviating some of education's persistent problems. Early sections describe current applications and list goals for the immediate future. Next, the report discusses the need to articulate a vision of the future and identify the obstacles to achieving that vision. Finally, the report explains the need for a range of agencies and organizations to cooperate in making possible an equitable distribution of the educational benefits of the new technologies. Fourteen recommendations are included, among them: (1) that there should be a mechanism for intersegmental coordination and planning of informational technology; (2) that schools and campuses should be provided with additional resources for giving teachers technological training; (3) that the Governor and/or Legislature should establish a forum through which the State government, the educational community, and members of business and industry could jointly encourage the use of technology at all levels of education; and (4) that the Legislature and the educational institutions should expand the use of distance education technologies to ensure that no student anywhere in the State is denied access to high quality instruction in a full range of subject areas. The appendix contains brief descriptions of those technologies (computers and telecommunications) currently being applied to educational uses. Contains 15 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Long Range Planning, State Colleges, State Universities, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Publications Office of the Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.