ERIC Number: ED102946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-28
Reference Count: N/A
George Leonard's View of the Computer in Education.
Relatively few individuals have attempted to view the future of computers in education, and those who have done so often tend to focus too much upon present capabilities rather than thinking about the changes that new technology will introduce in the future. George Leonard's book "Education and Ecstasy" provides an interesting picture of what schools in the year 2001 may be like. He suggests that through extended computer technology students will be motivated to learn and that they will learn all basic information, including calculus, between the ages of three and ten. In the book students interact directly with the computer which monitors the student's progress in all subject areas. Children are depicted as linked directly to the computer through headphones that pick up the child's brain signals and indicate to the computer whether the child is comprehending the lesson. The implications of Leonard's book are worthy of serious consideration despite the resistance that computer assisted instruction may face in the near future. (DGC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Physics Computer Development Project.