ERIC Number: ED259805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Technological Support for Community Colleges in America: A Concept Paper.
Holmes, William H.
Two-year colleges, comprising America's largest advanced skill training network, are facing an information-handling crisis due to the current technology revolution. Four primary issues must be faced by community colleges if they are to narrow the gap between their educational services and societal shifts brought on by rapid technological advancement: (1) avoiding the obsolescence of faculty, facilities, equipment and curricula; (2) projecting and meeting the dramatic increases in fiscal requirements for equipment and instructional and administrative software; (3) using new technologies innovatively to improve traditional instructional delivery systems and to initiate new alternative instructional delivery systems; and (4) upgrading administrative services in colleges to keep pace with business and government counterparts. In their efforts to deal with these information-age issues and to meet the educational requirements of grassroots America, community colleges need information processing equipment and software in the areas of high-tech applications, vocational and general education computer support, administrative support systems, and technology transfer networks. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spokane Community Coll., WA.