ERIC Number: ED316428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Navigation by Satellite.
Visich, Marian, Jr.
Technological advances during the past few decades have revolutionized many complex systems that influence human activity. As the rate of technological progress accelerates, these systems will become more complex, and new ones will evolve. Citizens in a technological society need to be able to make intelligent choices about how technology will affect their lives. This requires a better understanding of the technology itself; its potential and its limitations. This is a module for a course designed to introduce students, particularly those not majoring in the sciences or mathematics, to technological concepts. The fundamental concepts of two satellite-based radio navigation systems are presented in this module. The application to aircraft, boats, and automobiles is discussed. This module is appropriate for an introductory course in technology studies or the physical sciences. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Communications, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Information Transfer, Nonmajors, Physical Sciences, Satellites (Aerospace), Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences, Technological Advancement, Technology
Council of Independent Colleges Publications Department, Technology Project, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.