ERIC Number: ED220726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Communications Technologies: Their Effect on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education. Information Series No. 244.
Singer, Norman M., Ed.; And Others
This compilation of four papers provides an overview of recent developments in communications technologies and suggests how these developments will affect adult, career, and vocational education. Following an introduction, by Juliet V. Miller, that both summarizes each of the papers and synthesizes the information presented, the first paper, by Christopher J. Dede, considers the reshaping of adult, career, and vocational education by the emerging communications technologies. Discussed are the way changes are affecting the world of work and, subsequently, educational content and delivery. The second paper, "Recent Developments in Telecommunications Technology," by Frank W. Norwood, reviews developments that will lead to the home becoming a telecommunications center with the capability of delivering a wide variety of knowledge and instruction. Next, Jo Ann Harris-Bowlsbey, in "Educational Applications of Communications Technology," addresses three questions: (1) How can educators be trained to use communications technologies? (2) How can computers assist individuals in career decision making? and (3) How can computers be used to support instruction? The final paper, by Katy Brown Greenwood, focuses on the need for and process of developing a philosophy to guide the use of communications technology in vocational education. The author emphasizes studying alternative futures and past and current values in order to broaden vocational education for the preferred future. A list of references concludes the document. (DTT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Social Change, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN244, $4.25).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.