ERIC Number: ED235783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Education: Realizing the Potential. Chairmen's Report of a Research Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 20-24, 1982.
Lesgold, Alan; Reif, Frederick
The future of computers in education and the research needed to realize the computer's potential are discussed in this report, which presents a summary and the conclusions from an invitational conference involving 40 computer scientists, psychologists, educational researchers, teachers, school administrators, and parents. The summary stresses the basic conference conclusion that striking improvement in the quality and productivity of education through computer-based instructional systems is attainable, but only with a national investment that continues reliably for several years. Details regarding this conclusion are presented for four topic areas, with an emphasis on the following research needs: (1) prototype research, including computer uses in coaching and tutoring, diagnosis, simulated laboratories, and games; (2) basic cognitive research, including research related to thought and learning processes, knowledge structure and knowledge retrieval, mental models, diagnosis of cognitive abilities, and artificial intelligence; (3) other research issues; and (4) implementation of research. (LMM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Media Research, Program Implementation, Research Needs, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (S/N-065-000.00187-0, $3.75 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.