ERIC Number: ED236984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Colleges Enter the Information Society.
Current Issues in Higher Education, n1 1983-84
The implications for higher education of the U.S. transformation from an industrial to an information society are discussed in six papers. Russell Edgerton provides an overview in "Entering the Information Society: An Introduction." In "The Computer: An Enabling Instrument," Louis Robinson considers the current era of the personalization of the information processing function, computers in colleges, computers as information processors, the technology of such machines, and the computer as a democratizing instrument. George Gerbner discusses the power of the mass media, especially television, as a prominent characteristic of the information society in "Liberal Education in the Information Age." Topics addressed by Ithiel de Sola Pool in "Academic Practices, Freedoms, and the New Technologies" include the following: the effect of communication technologies on academic practices and academic freedom, how centralized or decentralized the management of educational technology will be, and teaching with computers. In "The Library: Center of the Restructured University," Patricia Battin considers traditional roles and services of the librarian, new communication links, and six policy implications. Finally, Steven Muller's "The Post-Gutenberg University" discusses the nature of the challenge facing higher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Libraries, College Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Data Processing, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Processing, Liberal Arts, Library Services, Mass Media, Program Administration, Technological Advancement, Television
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (March 1983).