ERIC Number: ED286487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Open Portal Schools: The Real Impact of Computer-Based Education.
The model for the school of the future that is suggested in this paper is based on the imaginative application of computer and information technologies. Four major functions are identified for this imaginary school: (1) administration--academic recordkeeping for all citizens; (2) the Open Portal Local Node--teleconference-based classes available at home and at other facilities throughout the community; (3) face-to-face curriculum--studios, stages, workshops, laboratories, gardens, and gyms; and (4) traditional classrooms. The changing role of the teacher is discussed, and supporting social institutions such as enhanced childcare facilities and home-based employment are described. (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).