ERIC Number: ED381125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Knowledge Development: Raising Education and Training to a New Level.
Miller, Boulton B.
The knowledge development concept (KDC) described in this report is designed to prepare the public to take full advantage of the National Information Infrastructure. Implementation of KDC will redirect the efforts of the education industry from stressing information technology as tools and skills to the use of information technology for educating individuals in knowledge development. The first four chapters discuss various aspects of the information industry. Chapter 2 describes government information resources, on-line resources, CD-ROMs, Project Gutenberg, the selection of a Chief Information Officer, and information industry highlights. Chapter 3 addresses aspects of the communications industry such as deregulation, common carriers, telephones, satellites, networks, the information superhighway, and other services. The computer industry is the topic of Chapter 4, including the United States' leadership in the industry, the industry's highlights, computer communications overlap, and the entertainment industry. Chapter 5 covers various issues related to the education industry, including information technology; students; education in communications, computing, and information management; software development; and K-12 responsibility. Information technology efforts now underway form a foundation upon which to build the knowledge society described in Chapter 6. Finally, a new Department of Knowledge Development is only one of the several recommendations offered in Chapter 7. (Contains 339 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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