ERIC Number: ED253223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Information Technologies for Education in Science, Mathematics, and Computers. An Agenda for Research.
Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
Developed to guide the research of the Educational Technology Center, a consortium based at Harvard Graduate School of Education, this report addresses the use of new information technologies to enrich, extend, and transform current instructional practice in science, mathematics, and computer education. A discussion of the basic elements required for a research framework individually covers the subject matter to be addressed, the pedagogical potentials of computers and related technologies, how various pedagogical styles can be employed to teach the subject matter, identification of the most crucial research topic within this framework, and a research orientation and process for addressing these topics. The following initial topics are then specified and briefly analyzed: (1) science: weight and density, heat and temperature, formulation of hypotheses, manipulating complex systems; (2) mathematics: word problems, fractions and decimals; (3) computers: functional mental models, programming and cognitive transfer, applications programs; (4) new technologies: school applications of existing videodiscs, the development of school-oriented videodisc materials, educational integration of new technologies with television, speech recognition and access to microcomputers, and non-center projects. Feedback to earlier document drafts is included and explained. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.