ERIC Number: ED086159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-7
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Instructional Technology: What Works.
Clark, Richard E.
Review of the materials which came to the attention of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Media and Technology at Stanford University in 1973 leaves one with mixed feelings about the current and future status of instructional technology (IT). It seems as if officials in schools and government have negative attitudes about the usefulness of IT, resulting from the negative findings of recent studies about technology's effectiveness and from the fact that government and foundation support for IT is disappearing. To combat this, instructional technologists must develop a clear sense of purpose, undertake intensive research in their field, and communicate their successes to those in powerful policy-making positions. On the other side of the ledger, some positive gains can be noted. Consumer information networks, such as the Educational Products Information Exchange (EPIE), provide educators with news of recent developments in instructional technology. In addition, special applications of IT for things like intensive instruction for disadvantaged students and for career education are becoming more prominent and progress is being made on the tailoring of IT to the special capabilities of individual students. (PB)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Media and Technology.