ERIC Number: ED034905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
To Improve Learning: A Report to the President and the Congress of the United States.
Commission on Instructional Technology, Washington, DC.
A Commission on Instructional Technology has been established to assist the nation and to meet some of the most pressing educational needs. The Commission's task was to determine if belief in technology's value for education is justified. The starting point of the study is learning. The value of any technology used in education is therefore measured by its capacity to improve learning. In the conviction that technology can make education more productive, individual and powerful, give instruction a more scientific base, make access to education more equal, more democratic, the Commission concludes that the nation should increase its investment in instructional technology. Six recommendations are proposed: (1) Establish the National Institute of Education--well funded and broadly based; (2) Establish a National Institute of Instructional Technology within the National Institute of Education; (3) Establish a national center or library of educational resources; (4) Propose projects to demonstrate the value of technology for instruction; (5) Support programs based on stepped up research and development to train and retrain administrators, teachers and specialists; (6) Establish a National Council of Education and Industry. The Commission envisions that education can be improved by the possibilities inherent in the new technology. The Commission believes that following its proposals will help achieve this vision. (ON)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Instructional Technology, Washington, DC.