ERIC Number: ED027734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Cybernetics and Education: A Colloquium.
New England Education Data Systems, Cambridge, MA.
A colloquium, held by the New England Education Data Systems (NEEDS), resulted in five papers which explore some underdeveloped aspects of computer use in education. Gifted children are sometimes described as having an awareness of the learning process itself. Computers, with their capability to do multivariate analysis and simulate environments, may make it possible to give each child such an awareness. Computers may also be capable of understanding a natural language within acceptable limits to accomplish a specific purpose. Programs such as ELIZA have already developed techniques for such communication. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) could suit instructional environments more skillfully to individual needs if more research were done on the teaching/learning process. The social implications of technological progress could be manipulated, with the help of computers, to produce a more satisfactory social structure. Telephone access to data stored in a computer would relieve educators of the task of teaching facts and allow them to concentrate on teaching a more creative method of thought. (JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computers, Cybernetics, Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Electromechanical Technology, Gifted, Individualized Programs, Programed Instruction, Simulation, Technological Advancement, Values, Verbal Communication
The New England School Development Council, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: New England Education Data Systems, Cambridge, MA.