ERIC Number: ED318658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
Using the New Technologies To Create Links between Schools throughout the World. Colloquy on Computerised School Links (Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, 17-20 October 1988).
Carpenter, J. P.
The theme of this colloquy was selected as a response to the concern often expressed by teachers to create more effective communications among school systems in order to facilitate links among schools. Forming links among schools in different countries throughout the world has made a notable contribution to the enrichment of the curriculum and to the development of international awareness and understanding among pupils, their parents, and their teachers. Information technology is the great enabler. It provides for those who have access to it an extension of their powers of perception, comprehension, analysis, thought, concentration, and articulation through a range of activities. The intellectual amplification it provides, when properly exploited in education, can deliver the self-confidence and openness of mind that is indispensable for learning and development. This report discusses this theme, traces the preparation for the colloquy, summarizes the program presentations and activities, and presents the recommendations formed by the colloquy working groups. Appendices contain the reports of the working groups and a list of the participants. (JB)
Descriptors: Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Information Technology, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Networks
Council of Europe, BF431 R6, F-67006 Strasbourg, Cedex France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France). School Education Div.