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ERIC Number: ED298885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-18
Reference Count: 0
Trends in New Information Technology.
Senese, Donald J.
Pointing out the difficulties in passing from the industrial age to the information age, this paper discusses the advent of new technologies and worldwide recognition of the significant influence technology will have for education. Conferences resulting in development actions aimed at introducing new information technologies into education and exploring the educational systems of other countries are discussed. Major changes for education are identified as raising graduation requirements, using various technologies for more effective instruction, and delivery of education outside classrooms. Technological developments will also affect competition in the private sector and high technology jobs will become more common. Government programs designed to assist educators in joining the technology revolution are briefly described, including: Projects BEST, SLATE, and VIM, which provide training in the uses of technology in education; block grant funding to aid educators to move into a new age; and supporting developmental projects using technology in education to become models for other school districts. These projects include "lighthouse schools" identified by the National Diffusion Network, which use technology for remedial programs in math and science, more efficient recordkeeping, and alternative occupational education; a series of school-based technology projects for achieving educational objectives in basic skills; the Computer Learning Center in Houston, which is developing school technology-based curriculum for secondary students; publication of survey results on computer literacy; and the establishment of a School Technology Center at Harvard University to conduct research. Recent examples of meetings in various areas of education are reported. (DJR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Technology and Education (4th, Austin, TX, July 18, 1984).