ERIC Number: ED329248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-14
The New Technology: Agent of Transformation.
Lowenstein, Ronnie; Barbee, David E.
New technologies available today can be used to improve accountability, establish and manage learning environments, and extend contextual learning. To harness these technologies, however, beliefs and practices must be redefined in education, training, and human development. If technology is developed according to a systems approach, new technological tools and resources can be applied creatively to the solution of educational challenges. Some of the new tools currently being used in educational, business, and military educational and training settings include microcomputers, interactive video, authoring systems, hypermedia, expert systems, and distance education. Technology tools of the future include optical magnetic storage, laser cards, voice recognition, and virtual reality. (5 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.
Note: Based on "A Report on the Nationwide 'State of the Art' of Instructional Technology," by David E. Barbee and Gabriel D. Ofiesh, March 1990. Prepared for The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), U.S. Department of Labor.