ERIC Number: ED245668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications and the Schools. A Report to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Designs for Education, Concord, MA.
This study assesses problems and possibilities associated with production and use of radio, television, computers, and various other technological delivery systems for instruction, and evaluates those already in place. Sources for data included commissioned papers; structured interviews with users, producers, and shapers of instructional telecommunications, as well as with educational leaders and opinion makers; a panel of experts convened to respond to both the papers and the interview reports and questions; and the knowledge and expertise of Designs for Education staff. Following a study overview, findings are presented in detail, organized around seven major themes: school and society, the school as an institution, technology and the school, curriculum, learning and technology, teachers and teaching, and resources and inter-institutional relations. A brief discussion of the findings and conclusions are provided. Finally, study conclusions are examined from a more global perspective, using the interpretations and reflections of the Designs for Education management team, in order to provide a more cohesive view of the disparate issues and themes. Discussion includes a look at the context of current schooling, predictions about the future, and speculation on the promise of telecommunications in education. Appendices include summaries of selected background and position papers, a summary report of the interviews conducted, an outline of the concerns of the analysis panel, and background information on the research team. (LMM)
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Futures (of Society), Institutional Characteristics, Interviews, Media Research, Public Television, School Role, Teachers, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Designs for Education, Concord, MA.