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ERIC Number: ED298876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-13
Reference Count: 0
Impact of the Computer on Educational Research and Improvement.
Senese, Donald J.
The future world of students will present challenges for the education community in determining how to educate and properly prepare them for their place in the new information based society. In order to meet the challenges, computers and other technological innovations will have to be used to enhance learning experiences for students, increase teacher productivity, and assist in the development of more effective schools. The Federal Government will assist educators in adopting the use of technology, by continuing programs at both the kindergarten through twelfth grade and higher education levels that explore and/or provide examples of effective uses of instructional technology. The student loan program will continue, as will the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). FIPSE has already awarded grants for innovative projects using technology in higher education such as the use of VISICALC for teaching macroeconomics; extending verbal, mathematical, and computer literacy training to adults; developing a computerized textbook in pathology; and designing and implementing a computer assisted academic advisement program using PLATO. Additionally, 12 school-based technology demonstration sites have been established to provide examples for other schools desirous of utilizing technology in their own programs. Another tool of dissemination is the National Diffusion Network, which identifies exemplary programs and assists school districts with their adoption and implementation. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Educational Computing Conference (6th, Dayton, OH, June 13, 1984).