ERIC Number: ED307860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Status of Technology in Higher Education: A Reassessment.
McNeil, Donald R.
This paper identifies policies, programs, principles, and problems involved in the use of technology in education, which is described as currently minimal. The following topics are discussed: (1) indicators of the pressure on higher education to adopt a less resistant approach to the use of technology; (2) the progress that has been made in the past few years in the use of educational technology; (3) reasons why there is so much resistance to technology usage in colleges and universities; and (4) requirements that must be met by the institutions if students are to become involved and comfortable in the process of learning about technology. A concluding statement argues that individuals as well as institutions must begin to concentrate on how best to incorporate the use of technologies into the learning environment--and that once inculcated in the educational system, technology will not only alter our way of learning, but will change the society in which we live. (CGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Interactive Technology and Telecommunications (2nd, Augusta, ME, September 30, 1988).