ERIC Number: ED373756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Trends in Instructional Technology: Educational Reform and Electronic Performance Support Systems.
Scales, Glenda Rose
As society moves into the information age, changes need to be made in the educational process to ensure that students will have the skills they will need in the changing workplace. By keeping abreast of the changes in society, education, and training, instructional technology professionals can play a key role in restructuring the educational system. This paper addresses two trends in the educational reform movement: integrating electronic technology in the classroom and the uses of electronic performance support systems (EPSS) as a tool for promoting training and support in education and in the workplace. An EPSS is an integrated electronic system that provides training and support at the moment of need for the employee. The concept of EPSS is examined, as well as its place in the educational process. Finally, the software development process and the need for change with the advent of such trends as EPSS are discussed. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Improvement, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Job Skills, School Restructuring, Technological Advancement, Training
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Information Age; Performance Support Systems; Secretarys Comm on Achieving Necessary Skills
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.