ERIC Number: ED287451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Computers and Education: Which Role for International Research? Proceedings of the Stanford/UNESCO Symposium (Stanford, California, March 10-14, 1986).
Carnoy, Martin; Loop, Liza
This report on a symposium sponsored jointly by Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the Stanford University School of Education to foster understanding of the role of educational technology in educational systems and to identify needs for further research begins by summarizing international trends in the use of computers in education. The state-of-the-art of research in four areas related to computers in education is then reviewed: (1) policy making and implementation; (2) cognitive and motivational outcomes; (3) cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness; and (4) methodological issues. Policies and development, economics, and learning are identified as areas in which further research is needed, and unanswered questions and priorities for research at the international level are described for each of these areas. Suggestions for international cooperation and information exchange and conclusions reached by the participants conclude the report. The annexes include the reports of a working group on policy and development and a working group on learning, a list of symposium documents, and a participant list. (MES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Document contains light type.