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ERIC Number: ED282563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
2010: An Information Odyssey.
Brown, James A., Jr.
By 2010, when the information age and a service-oriented economy should be thriving, accessing, manipulating, and interacting with information will be the most desirable career skills. Educational reform programs designed to improve these skills through the development of competency-based education programs, instructional technology, and critical thinking skills have already had an impact on school information programs, and will greatly influence the school information center of the future. Individual learning stations, the use of online reference services and interactive databases combined with print materials, the reduction of professional manual labor tasks, and an increase in competency-based and individualized instruction will result in an expanded and vital role for information centers in enhancing the instructional process. Moreover, as available technology and instructional methods diversify, the information specialist will need to develop a systematic and continuing program of teaching information access. It is, therefore, essential that the specialist be active in curriculum development and instructional design, particularly in the area of developing and evaluating appropriate software, and develop expertise both in teaching such skills as database searching and in designing and maintaining technical services. Such planning for future change will not only help to improve the education of students but will also lead to increased professional growth. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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