ERIC Number: ED264196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
American Education: Implications from the Information Age.
Gardner, William E.
This paper considers the needs of future educational systems in an age of information. Characteristics of such systems are described and analyzed. An information age educational system would stress the big picture, be experimental, emphasize skills and tools of thought and action and extend throughout life. It would have alternative delivery systems utilizing cable, microwave, satellites, and low power TV. It would enhance school curricula in rural areas by using interaction video-telecommunications. It would develop distance learning systems involving in the same class or the same course such diverse groups as high school students, factory workers, prison inmates, and the general public. Any and all information technologies would be used as creatively as possible to change the way people teach and learn. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).