ERIC Number: ED310761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Technology at the Crossroads: Choosing a New Direction.
Hathaway, Warren E.
This report outlines the stages to be taken in harnessing technology in a way that meets and overcomes many of the shortcomings and problems encountered by the educational delivery systems in use today. A learning system is described that supports a number of delivery modes, including individualization or customization of instruction. The first part of the report examines some of the long-term trends impacting education and develops an image of the future of education that might be used to guide today's educational planning. The second part of the report describes the proposed learning system, which uses Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) networking strategies to manage individual learning projects for students in the classroom. The steps for developing such a network-based curriculum are outlined, and strategies for implementing the curriculum and evaluating students' progress, teachers, and the curriculum itself are discussed. Recommendations for the nature of educational facilities and software requirements that would support the individualized curriculum are provided. The report concludes with an outline of a preliminary plan for building a network-based learning system capable of meeting educational requirements at an individual, school, district, regional, provincial/state, or national level. (GL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Facility Planning, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Systems, Networks
Planning and Policy Secretariat, Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.