ERIC Number: ED224459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Telecommunications and Higher Education. Occasional Paper No. 3.
Froke, Marlowe, Ed.; And Others
The first of the three papers which set the theme for this monograph on telecommunications is an examination of the implications of telecommunications developments for the learning society by Michael B. Spring. Marlowe Froke then looks at telecommunications development in institutions of higher education and discusses institutional change that might allow effective use of the new technology. Finally, Walter Radzyminski addresses the opportunities and obstacles higher education will need to consider in deciding whether or not to use cable telecommunications technology in planning for institutional futures. Several respondents provide formulated statements reacting to one or more of the initial three papers. These responses include perspectives from the cable industry, from a small university's telecommunications efforts, and from the development of a 10-institution consortium agreement. Other topics covered are the commitments necessary to participate in the telecommunications revolution, issues and trends considered in the principal papers, life-long learning issues, and institutional considerations. John C. Weidman provides a summary of the monograph and makes some concluding observations. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications
Institute for Higher Education, University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Quadrangle, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Inst. for Higher Education.