ERIC Number: ED444448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
When Teaching Includes Training.
The ongoing debate over the difference between education and training may soon become totally irrelevant as research continues to suggest increased learning potential, irrespective of discipline, when computer technology is incorporated within learning environments. At the postsecondary level, where adults are amassing and assimilating huge volumes of information, the inclusion of computer technology serves as an anchor of support for learning and contributes to the activation of cognitive instructional strategies. Previous reasons for computer exclusion are no longer justifiable. The current issue may actually be one of knowledge, skill, and manpower, all of which are resolvable by teaching and training teaching assistants (TAs) to incorporate technology within the instructional setting. Raising the knowledge and skill levels of future professors means a direct transfer of knowledge and skills to the teaching environment. It may also mean increased competency for conducting research, which is expedited by using technology. When the instructional setting for TAs also becomes a training ground for utilizing technology, the first step will have been undertaken toward building a solid partnership between education and training. This is no longer an option. It is a necessary requirement for preparing the next generation of professors for successful futures. (Contains 46 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Training and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants (4th, Chicago, IL, November 10-13, 1993).