ERIC Number: ED220935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Deploying Educational Technology at an Independent, Urban Institution.
Guralnick, S. A.
From an institutional point of view, educational technology is a means to an end rather than an end in itself. Success in deploying a new technology therefore requires careful definition of the institution's goals and careful investigation of the merits of the strategies and tactics used to achieve those goals. This paper begins by listing the essential questions concerning goals, strategies, and tactics that must be answered in order to accomplish the large-scale changes that are associated with institute-wide deployment of educational technology. The adoption and use of an interactive instructional television system at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago are described next to illustrate the implications of both the listed questions and their answers in an actual situation. This section of the document covers the mission and goals of IIT, the significant features of its location, the nature of the potential clientele for its interactive instructional television offerings, and the characteristics of its television system. The paper concludes with an analysis of the financing of the system. Included among the tables of supporting data is a listing of commercial and educational organizations participating in the television system. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Budgets, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Financial Support, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Tables (Data)
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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