ERIC Number: ED280336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Technology Transfer through Training: Emerging Roles for the University.
Bergsma, Harold M.
The importance of training in the technology transfer process is discussed, with special consideration to conditions in developing countries. Also considered is the role universities can play in training to promote technology transfer. Advisors on training and curriculum development are needed to introduce a new technology. Training farmers to improve irrigation in Pakistan involves teaching those who train the farmers to systematically select what will be taught and appropriate techniques for training. U.S. universities are increasingly being requested to participate in the technology transfer process abroad. For technical educators at universities, a great challenge exists to become involved with foreign technologists and scientists in designing curriculum and training systems that will optimize the way people learn and adapt to new ways of living. An outline is provided of a technical training systems model that covers purpose, formulating learning tasks, quality control, and design training system. Difficulties experienced in introducing technologies in poor countries are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference on University Teaching (2nd, Las Cruces, NM, Janaury 8-10, 1986). For complete proceedings, see ED 276 328.