ERIC Number: ED272143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Education: A Time of Hope and New Delivery Systems.
Heuston, Dustin H.
The educational delivery system in the United States has matured, and investing more funds in the current system will have no effect in terms of effectively training students for tomorrow's society. Among the shortcomings of the current delivery system are limited individual instruction, inconsistent quality of presentation, limits of the teacher labor market, a diverse and rapidly changing student population, lack of information about individual student's needs, and faculty workload problem. However, once a condition exists in a mature delivery system that allows it to do exponentially more work for a reasonable financial investment, a dramatic system improvement is possible and such a condition is present in the advent of the computer. This paper includes discussions of technologies that will be available in new delivery systems, including videodiscs and compact disks, and warns educational leaders about some of the pitfalls of hardware acquisition. Topics discussed include the future of education; shortcomings of the current delivery system and advantages of the new delivery system; cost of implementation; possible productivity gains; technologies of the new delivery system; and the hardware revolution. (THC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WICAT, Inc., Orem, UT.