ERIC Number: ED243516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-11
Reference Count: 0
High Technology: Its Implications for Community College Education.
Taking an often humorous and anecdotal approach, this presentation offers observations about the implications of high technology for education and suggestions for educators interested in innovative applications of computers and other technological advances. Among the topics addressed are: (1) reasons for becoming competent with computers; (2) the appropriate time to purchase hardware and software given the rapidity of the advances in the field; (3) the use of the computer to leverage existing skills and amplify what the user is already good at; (4) the need for educators to be both conscious and competent with respect to the changing technologies that will inevitably affect education; (5) indicators and socioeconomic impacts of the information age and the new role of education in this era; (6) the need to design new ways of working and new modes of education in order to effectively use the new technologies; (7) the importance of developing different relationships between students and teachers, in that teachers will find it increasingly difficult to always remain ahead of their students in technological understanding; (8) the concept of technological breakthroughs that alter the world view of everyone regarding the former barrier forever; (9) the importance of taking responsibility for one's own purpose; and (10) ways educators can prepare themselves to have an impact on the future of education. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College (Newport Beach, CA, October 10-12, 1983).