ERIC Number: ED415370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Enhancing Education and Training through Technology.
Workforce Economics Trends, Dec 1997
This paper provides an overview of technology in education and in the workplace. It includes information, presented in charts and graphs, on the following: (1) students' and workers' access to state-of-the-art education and training technology; (2) the readiness of educators and trainers to incorporate technology into the learning environment; (3) the content of curricula and training materials using the technology medium; and (4) the performance outcomes resulting from incorporating technology into the learning process. Some of the conclusions drawn from the data are as follows: public schools are viewed as "behind the times" in using computers; little attention is being paid to training teachers to use technology; by the year 2000, 95 percent of public schools expect to have Internet access; training for higher education is widely available, but more than one-fourth of the institutions do not provide training in developing curricula for distance learning courses; more than half of teachers do not use computers for mathematics instruction, and more than half of 11th-grade students do not use computers in the classroom; nearly half of the U.S. work force use computers in their jobs, including more than half of workers with less than college education; higher education is integrating technology into the curriculum, and distance education is becoming more common; the use of technology to deliver work-related training is increasing rapidly. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.