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ERIC Number: ED140284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Computer in the Kitchen---or---Being Served by Technology.
Roth, Audrey J.
Hopefully, the time will come when the humanistic users of communications technology will be used to make English teaching better and will help students learn. This paper presents an overview of the technological possibilities for English classrooms, assuming that school systems are not likely to undergo drastic changes in the future and that most of the technology available for the future is now at hand. The paper explores the increased use of television--including cable television, videotape recorders, and computers--and also discusses drawbacks to the use of technological devices, such as the attempt to replace people by self-operated media, the difficulty of diagnosis for individual needs and of diagnosis of learning disabilities, faculty fears and reluctance, and cost. The implications of a growing and sophisticated technology for English teachers are also considered. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference on English in the Two-Year College (Columbia, South Carolina, February 1976)