ERIC Number: ED257439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and the Schools: The Next Decade.
Changes in several technologies that handle, manipulate, and transmit information and ways in which these technologies are affecting businesses and homes are discussed in this paper, which also addresses the potential impact of these changes on public education. The first of four sections provides a very brief history of the computer revolution, with emphasis on certain salient characteristics of the devices and on their penetration into business, industry, and the home. The second section describes how schools have responded in recent years to the computer revolution and--based on interviews with school personnel--speculates how computers will be used in schools in the future. The third section describes some of the newer technological developments, including trends in microcomputer hardware and software, home information systems, integrated videodiscs for information storage and instruction, and computer conferencing. The relevance of these developments for education is discussed, and the final section proposes an agenda for federal involvement in the computer revolution. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.