ERIC Number: ED089664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Communications Technology in the Future of Higher Education in the United States.
Morgan, Robert P.
An examination is made of the potential role of communications media and technology in the future of higher education in the United States (U.S.). The status of U.S. higher education is reviewed, important trends are identified, and the rationale for increased technological utilization is discussed. This is followed by a description of selected examples and uses of large-scale electronic technology in American higher education and by a review of experiments and demonstrations involving television and computer and information networks. Particular attention is also devoted to experiments and future developments involving communications satellites. Projects in the Pacific area and Alaska, as well as forthcoming experiments in the Rocky Mountain states and in Appalachia, are described, with emphasis upon developments which might aid in resource sharing and in expanding access to higher education. The paper concludes with some brief comments concerning forecasts of the future utilization of technology in higher education and some suggestions concerning the role of communications media in the proposed World University. (Author)
Descriptors: Communications, Communications Satellites, Computers, Educational Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Networks, Mass Media, Prediction, State of the Art Reviews, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications, Television
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Center for Development Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; United States