ERIC Number: ED272182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Bringing Ideas to Reality: Technology in Our Schools. Proceedings of a Regional Invitational Forum (2nd, Orlando, Florida, 1985). Schooling and Technology, Volume 5.
Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
This report summarizes a conference sponsored by the Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement which explored issues related to the purposes, roles, and practices of the schools in regard to the new technologies. After a brief introduction, Part 1 focuses on strategies for integrating various technological approaches into the curriculum, e.g., computers, electronic art, computer assisted instruction, and electronic networks. Use of technology in school management is also discussed. Part 2 discusses future uses of technology in tomorrow's schools, addressing possible changes in the structure and functions of schools, the role of the teacher, problems that may be caused by the implementation of electronic learning, the challenges of staff development, and the question of copyright. Part 3 briefly describes three paths that educators may follow: (1) the full exploration of the creative and effective uses of electronic technologies in the instructional process and in school management activities; (2) the use of computers to assist in the instructional process, but without making changes in the curriculum to accommodate the computer; and (3) anticipation of far-reaching changes in the curriculum and public education caused by technology and rethinking the purpose of education accordingly. A list of participants and presenters at the conference is included. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Note: For volume 4 of this series, see ED 261 465.