ERIC Number: ED274324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Research into the Use of Advanced Technology in Education: Future Requirements. Paper on Information Technology, No. 244.
Bates, A. W.
This paper argues that there will be greater use of independent learning and distance education in the future combined with increased use of technology due to the demand for continuing adult education and new methods of teaching. Research into new technology in education will become a priority as the use of technology will require large-scale investments. Research should be aimed at identifying appropriate teaching roles for different technologies; how media differ from one another in the way they present, represent, and organize knowledge; and how this relates to cognitive learning processes. Research will also be required in the methodology of cost-analysis to enable institutions to identify the nature of costs in using technologies and to compare differences between media within the same system. Major changes will be required in the organization of teaching and administration, and research is needed to resolve questions about the best way to organize teaching when using the new technologies. Essentially, there will be a need for new approaches to research and for adequate, independent funding. (DJR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Note: Paper presented at the Colloque Recherche en Education: L'Avenir du Systeme Educatif Francais, Axes de Recherches (Paris, France, September 23-24, 1985).