ERIC Number: ED330302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Technology and Education: Friends or Foes?
Pelton, Joseph N.
The population explosion and developments in information technology have created a powerful need for technological advancement on a global scale. Such advancement must come through education, and such education, given the size and breadth of the need, is best realized through multimedia instruction and distance education. Communications satellites, computer-assisted instruction, and educational television programs are just a few of the new technologies already being used today for educational development in developing nations. International programming of high quality is used in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Computer networks and new fiber optic transmission technology--along with interactive video, artificial intelligence, and other interactive technologies--are emerging in new and creative educational applications. Technology alone, however, will not achieve the goal of technological advancement. Attention must also be paid to curriculum development, local educational environments, technology management, and international cooperation. (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Information Technology, Interactive Video, International Programs, Multimedia Instruction, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of the International Council for Distance Education (15th, Caracas, Venezuela, November 4-10, 1990).