ERIC Number: ED134177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-21
Reference Count: 0
Adventures in Educational Technology.
Koerner, James D.
The Technology in Education program funded by the Sloan Foundation during 1970-1976 has supported 400 college faculty members to experiment with new technology in instruction. The major concern is to find out if the use of a great variety of technology can reduce instructional cost and improve learning. An overall observation indicates that the potential of educational technology in higher education is impeded by: (1) a lack of consensus as to the direction of technological advances; (2) adverse faculty attitude toward improving teaching by technology with inadequate reward; (3) the difficulty of cost reduction; (4) small-scale gains in learning; and (5) the low quality of software. To enhance the influence of educational technology, more research, and large-scale experiment and development are necessary. (SC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Boston, Massachusetts, February 21, 1976)