ERIC Number: ED267737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Information Technology and Educating Adults.
This discussion of the use of information technology in adult education is divided into two main parts. The first asks the audience to think about ways in which adult education is being called upon to respond to the information technology revolution, and the second invites the audience to consider what adult educators should be doing up to the year 2000. Because views differ so significantly on this issue, the views are deliberately polarized into those of the optimists and those of the pessimists. The following topics are discussed: (1) teaching about the nature of information technology; (2) teaching adults to use information technology; (3) teaching scholastic and vocational subjects with the help of information technology; (4) optimists' views on future uses of information technology in adult education; (5) pessimists' views on problems involved in introducing information technology into adult education; and (6) the author's personal views on the future of information technology in adult education. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Bureau of Adult Education (Woburn, England, September 1985).