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ERIC Number: ED086265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 3
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The Humanizing Educational Monster: Explaining "Them" To The Schools.
Bright, Donald C.
Educators and computer scientists have the obligation to humanize students' images of the computer. This can be achieved if students can be brought to realize that computers can be viewed as extensions of the human brain, making possible otherwise inconceivable human advances. Students should be shown that these machines can perform functions similar to those of man's mind, such as mathematical calculations, following instructions, remembering, reasoning deductively, comparing, observing, choosing among alternatives and conducting data analyses and simulations. In addition, students should be made aware of the practical applications of computers in education, environmental studies, science, industry, commerce, government and social policy-making. Having gained these insights and acquired access to the computer, scientists will recognize that computers can help man to retain his humanity and identity in an increasingly complex and crowded world. (PB)
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