ERIC Number: ED240945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Preparing for Today Tomorrow: Faculty Training for the New Technologies.
Strange, John H.
AAHE Bulletin, v36 n2 p10-14 Oct 1983
Predictions about the use of new technologies in education are discussed, along with 10 mistakes that many higher education practitioners are likely to make. Events predicted to occur by 1985 include the following: 80 percent of all secondary and postsecondary students will own their own computers; 20 percent of all postsecondary faculty, 25 percent of all secondary faculty, and 30 percent of all elementary faculty will own their own computers; 60 percent of all students in grades 1-8 will be regularly using computers at home, in school, or both; and 40 percent of all postsecondary students and 20 percent of all postsecondary faculty will be regularly using word processors. Predictions by 1987 are also included. The mistakes that are projected include the following: higher education will probably continue to emphasize larger, institutionally-owned technologies as opposed to the new personal technologies; colleges will wait too long to adopt the new technologies; it will be required that everyone learn a computing language (rather than how to use the new technologies); the impact on the educational organization will not be anticipated; too many students will be steered to technology fields; faculties will continue to be organized around disciplines, the teaching of facts, and grading based on factual acquisition; and the use of computers as tutors will be overemphasized. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.