ERIC Number: ED411404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
The Janus Project. New Learning Technologies: Promises and Prospects for Women. A Discussion Paper.
O'Rourke, Jennifer; Schachter, Linda
This discussion paper explores the extent to which new learning technologies can help make learning more available, accessible, and compatible with women's needs and goals. The following topics are discussed: the paper's framework and data sources (discussions with individuals from all regions of Canada whose experience encompasses a range of formal and nonformal education and training, a review of literature on women and new learning technologies, and a review of public policy documents related to technology and learning); expectations and educator provision of access for women and the four levels of access (infrastructure and community, institutional, and individual access); costs and use of resources (values and cost, payment for education and training in Canada, and comparative costs of "old" and "new" technologies); quality and equality of learning (perspectives on learning, different learning tasks, instructor perspectives, keeping a holistic approach in the forefront, the economic rationale); opportunities for learning (nonformal learning and information sharing, formal learning, good examples, the global picture); and tools and strategies (finding and sharing information, evaluating programs, discovering real options, exploring underlying values, conveying concerns to decision makers). A 21-item annotated bibliography and 99-item bibliography are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Nonformal Education, Public Policy, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, 47 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V6, Canada; phone: 800/858-7558 ($14.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada