ERIC Number: ED039775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Technology and the Less Affluent College.
Alter, Chester M.
The question of whether instructional technology is within the reach of the less affluent college leads to the following observations and conclusions: Instructional technology will not, cannot, and probably should not reduce the already meager budgets of the less affluent college. Technology has produced very little change in the average level of student achievement. Factors that impede the growth of technology in higher education include faculty opposition and some student lack of interest and, sometimes, opposition. There are, however, instances where technology has been integrated, with significant success, with education. Integration depends upon precise and comprehensive application. An analysis of the successful cases suggests measures that will insure full integration. The feasibility of such measures--detailed in this paper--leads to the final conclusion that the smaller and less affluent educational institutions no longer need feel excluded from the technological fraternity. (Author/GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905