ERIC Number: ED264205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Educational Opportunity Using New Technology.
A new project, designed by educators in Minnesota, will develop, evaluate, and disseminate model procedures for integrating new information and communications technologies into precollege instruction in rural areas. Consortia of small rural schools using interactive telecommunications will serve as pilot sites for developing and assessing the effectiveness of different models. A motor coach supplied with information and communications technology equipment will serve as a portable classroom and demonstration site. It will offer educators access to new technologies so that their value in achieving goals of instruction can be assessed. As a result, educators will be able to determine the purposes of instruction before deciding how recent and expected developments in information and communications technologies can be used to achieve curricular goals. A presentation is made of the premises, intended outcomes, decision making processes, and activities of a project to guide educators in determining the appropriate use of new information and communications technologies to achieve goals, enhance quality, and provide equal educational opportunity for precollege students in rural areas. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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).