ERIC Number: ED211068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Report of the U.S. Department of Education Task Force on Learning and Electronic Technology.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Part of the Department of Education's planning and review process on the potential role and application of learning and electronic technologies in education, this report is based on a review of information from several sources, including reports, studies, survey data, and other literature on the availability and use of electronic technology in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education; previous technology programs funded by the Department of Education; selected efforts and experiences of other Federal agencies that have applied electronic technology to education and training; and current activities and future plans of private sector companies. On the basis of this review, it was concluded that: (1) there is evidence that electronic technology can be used to improve the quality of education for American students; (2) there is a growing need for our schools to prepare Americans to use technology in their personal and work lives; and (3) there is a great deal of eagerness among school officials to employ the new electronic technologies to improve the quality of education and to familiarize students with the uses of technology. Six major recommendations are included in the report, and 44 references are listed. (LLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.