ERIC Number: ED329234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Technology in Distance Education: Future and Issues.
The primary beneficiaries of human resource development decisions ought to be the underprivileged members of developing societies. However, the sweeping changes that have occurred in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and in developing nations, have not included progress in the field of education. For example, the educational systems of Asian countries share many common problems such as budgetary constraints, lack of curriculum renewal, lack of textbooks, lack of trained teachers, and limited access for many of the rural poor and disadvantaged, including women. Educational technology for the poor must be developed. Studies indicate that radio as a medium of instruction could be as effective as conventional methods. Other distance education technologies offer an attractive and cost-effective means of improving education for women and other underprivileged groups, and will, in turn, begin to alleviate the poverty caused by illiteracy and ignorance. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Distance Education, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Poverty Programs, Technological Advancement, Womens Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address delivered at the International Conference on Educational Technology: The Future (New Delhi, India, October 31-November 3, 1990).