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ERIC Number: ED069130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 13
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Computers and Educators: Some Observations.
Wyman, Kim T.
Four observations about computers and education are offered. 1) By 1972, development of new computer systems had fallen off, and several systems developed in the mid-1960's had been terminated. The decline was particularly intense in computer-based vocational guidance systems and in computer-assisted instruction projects. The only area showing growth was computer-managed instruction. This decline is unfortunate, because computers will be essential to the education of the future. 2) A model of education in which an educator or a computer manipulates a learner's behavior will not do. A better model calls for the learner to define his own objective and then constantly refine it. 3) Some recent signs of increasing cooperation among researchers and developers include the transportability of software, regional cooperation, increased professional responsibility, and innovation in helping students actually to build computers. 4) Questions which remain to be answered include how to maintain adequate privacy against data banks, how to keep information secure, how to destroy records that are no longer useful, and how to increase cooperation among researchers in different but related areas. (JK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Association for Educational Data Systems Annual Conference (7th, Ellenville, New York, October 1-4, 1972)