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ERIC Number: ED310793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Information Technology To Create New Educational Situations.
Collis, Betty
This report, which is not intended to be an exhaustive commentary, reviews and discusses educational applications of information technology (IT) at the elementary and secondary levels. Each of the six topical sections of the report discusses the instructional potential of information technology, realization of the potential, and predictions for the future. The first section addresses new resources, e.g., computer software, to support learning by individualizing instruction; bringing the outside world into the classroom; accessing vast amounts of information; processing complicated data; and providing microworlds, i.e., some kind of bounded universe, for student exploration. The second section approaches the expansion of computer and information sciences as a new curriculum situation, particularly at the secondary level, assesses its current success, and suggests other uses for its tools than are typically offered in schools. The next two sections evaluate changes in the organization of student interaction during learning experiences and additional changes in the role of the teacher. One such change may relate to the move from textbook-related class preparation to teachers creating their own instructional materials, using IT to design and create courseware. The fifth section discusses changes in the physical organization of educational situations within the traditional school building, and the sixth section describes changes in the macro-organization that IT has the potential to create. (21 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States