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ERIC Number: ED054619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 28
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The Computer in Education.
Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.
The first section of this report was the result of a seminar which brought together some experts in the field of computer-assisted instruction. It provides a comprehensive statement concerning the value of computers in today's schools, a description of the system approach to instructional technology, and an outline of the essentials of computer operation. While there was much difference of opinion among the experts on how close the computer revolution in education really is, there was general acceptance of a set of guidelines to assure reasonable, long-term development of computerized instruction and to reap the computer's vast potential for improving education. The high cost of computer technology was noted, as well as its potential for remedying instructional deficiencies. The closing discussion explored the problems of the man-machine dilemma, but offered cautious optimism toward the new technology. The second section of the report was the result of a seminar of high school and college students who had been extensively exposed to various types of technological instruction. It explored the students' reactions to language laboratories, instructional television, and emphasized the value of a good teacher in effective contact with students. (JY)
IDEA, Information and Services Division, P.O. Box 446, Melbourne, Florida 32901 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.
Note: An IDEA Occasional Paper