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ERIC Number: ED298874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Today and Technology: The Role of the Federal Government.
Senese, Donald J.
This paper discusses the advent of the technological revolution, the challenges presented to higher education and the Federal Government, and the profound changes in education that the computer will stimulate over the coming decades. Higher education's contribution would include research that assists business and industry to advance the technological frontier; educating and training scientific and technical personnel; preparing citizens to live in a technological society; and researching how to use technology to advance education at all levels. The Federal Government will continue the student loan program and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) will provide specific grants for innovative projects in higher education using technology. Such projects currently include: (1) teaching macroeconomics using VISICALC; (2) developing inventories of microcomputer and other electronic technologies in education; (3) extending verbal, mathematical and computer literacy training to adults; (4) development of a computerized medical textbook in pathology; (5) development of a computer program to stimulate phenomena in optics for junior high through graduate school; (6) training computer science faculty in improved teaching methods and techniques; and (7) the design and implementation of a computer-assisted academic advisement program using PLATO. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Regents' Conference on Higher Education (2nd, Nashville, TN, April 2, 1984).