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ERIC Number: ED069116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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The Computer: An Administrative Dilemma.
Floyd, Jerald D.
Administrators object to computers for two basic reasons: a refusal to face the problem of computer use and a refusal to pay for computers. Better understanding of what the computer can do helps solve these problems. Students' fears of depersonalization via use of computers must also be dealt with. Possible applications of computers include record storage, use in efficient decision making, computer-assisted instruction, and scheduling. As educators come to understand that computers are simply tools to facilitate teaching and learning, and as they gradually use computers to free themselves of mundane tasks, they also will face new problems, such as the moral and ethical consequences of the policies they choose to implement. The computer itself is neutral, without emotions. The administrator must remember that neither programers nor computers can be decision-makers. Decisions remain the responsibility of the administrator. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.