ERIC Number: ED271056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
New Information Technologies: A Challenge for Education.
Issues concerning the introduction of information technology in education were studied as part of a project sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The following areas were explored: policies for schools and higher education and the context for the policies; implementation strategies; the impact on learning; the impact on teachers, teaching, and the curriculum; the impact on budgets, structures, and students; and possible futures. Educational responses to the challenge of new information technologies that have originated outside the formal educational sector are described, including programs for the general public and young people, and telecommunication-based projects. Strategies of policy implementation in primary and secondary education concern equipment, software, curriculum, and teacher training. Higher education uses information technology to provide computer assisted instruction and to deliver professional continuing education. Additional topics include: the impact of information technology on learning processes (reading, writing, and mathematics learning); cognitive prerequisites of computer programming; partnerships to promote information technology (e.g., between schools and universities); the use of technology in management and employment, and distance learning. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Management Information Systems, Teacher Education
OECD Publications and Information Centre, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-4582 ($16.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.