ERIC Number: ED226725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education and Electronic Technologies.
Lipson, Joseph I.; Fisher, Kathleen M.
This paper explores new technologies, including computers and videodiscs, considering what they offer to education, how they can help contain educational costs, and how schools can begin to plan a smooth transition from today's primitive classroom environment to the electronically-equipped classroom of tomorrow. The introduction discusses general computer and videodisc technology and their merger in the development of computer-controlled videodiscs. Then, an overview of the learning process provides a context for the discussion of the computer and videodisc technology in educational settings. The interface between electronic technologies and learning is considered in a description of potential applications, including use of (1) microcomputers and word processors as tools for intellectual and creative expression and as instructional aids; (2) videodiscs as a means of extending experience through simulation and of using expandable text; and (3) both technologies as ways of providing access to resources and reference materials. Following the discussion of potential applications, capabilities, and advantages, the system limitations are considered, focusing on problems in current status and potential. Thirteen references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.