ERIC Number: ED244660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
High Technology and the Community College: Futures and Constants.
Education faces a changing environment and many opportunities for using the tools of high technology. It is generally assumed that humans are resistant to change and threatened by mystery and the unknown. In reality, we are accommodating technological change every day, only perceiving it as exotic when it is distant and apart from ourselves. Theorizing and the ability to project, simulate, and analyze via high technology have had a major effect on the extent and speed of current changes. Similarly, theory and high technology will play a major role in education and instruction. New learning theories and the instructional applications of high technology have yet to be fully integrated; and perhaps cannot be within our current educational delivery system. The radical changes that took place in agriculture, transportation, and communication when these technologies reached their natural limit may be foreseen for the future of education. However, some constants must remain central to the purpose and day-to-day life of education, including the importance of little things, of love and caring, of a sense of community and self-renewal, of positive thinking, and of faith in God. These constants must not be forgotten as community colleges apply the new technologies to instructional programs or organizational management. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges (13th, Wichita, KS, October 27, 1983).