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ERIC Number: ED239604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Futures: The Effects of Emerging Communications Technologies upon Education.
Schure, Alexander
The greatest future impacts of the computer communications technology upon engineering education may exist in its capacity to manage total systems and to extend education beyond current campus borders. Computers can guide learners, professionals, and agencies in education to methods maximized to attain their goals. Sophisticated information processing should result in more efficient decisionmaking processes, more relevant instructional management tools, and increasingly effective manpower-solving procedures. Such potentials should be used in ambitious, far-reaching procedures to affect present-day education, principally by providing accountability and evaluation measures for educational constituencies and by extending educational sites. Once operative, useful information will be available as to what is or is not effective. The criteria must be useful and acceptable to system users, not imposed "a priori" by systems designers. Within the next 25 years, computer graphics communication systems can have universal applications and be an absolute necessity. Without careful planning and intelligent application of this technology, however, results are unlikely to fulfill the potential. To confront this vastly changing world, individuals must learn to use the very tools that are creating the changes. No aspects of education will remain immune to changes created by developments in these fields, which bring both problems and opportunities. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A