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Senese, Donald J. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Nearly 200 experts in education from 24 countries met in Paris during July 1984 to discuss the new information technology and what it means to education in Western society. The chairperson of the United States delegation gives first-hand account of that conference. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Conferences, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
Cohen, Karen C.; Meyer, Carol D. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses the development of industrial robotics training materials, considering the need for such materials, preliminary curriculum design, the Piagetian approach followed, and the uses of computer assisted instruction. A list of robotics curriculum courses (with content and audience indicated) is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
Melmed, Arthur S. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses the impact of the computer age on American educational needs and goals, assessing the increasing use of computers and the need for improved software. Considers costs involved in providing more powerful computers to schools and calls for research to clarify knowledge underlying software interaction paradigms. (JM)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Costs, Educational Technology
Heines, Jesse H.; And Others – Technological Horizons in Education, 1983
With the change to simpler computers, training the large number of individuals without electronics backgrounds who use/service them became cost prohibitive. However, computer-assisted instruction, coupled with an interactive videodisc, has been found useful in delivering quality instruction cost effectively at a large number of widely dispersed…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Educational Technology
Anandam, Kamala; Kelly, J. Terence – Technological Horizons in Education, 1982
Reviews literature on instructional computing to delineate principles helpful in closing the gap between teaching and technology. Focuses on faculty development (including faculty role shift), program development (including major activities in systematic exploitation of communication technology), and institutional arrangements. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Innovation
Senese, Donald J. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1983
Describes how the federal government has recognized the need for education to increase the number of courses available in computer science and interactive video, together with details on how to secure program funding. Among areas addressed are federal role and technology, new opportunities in industrial technology, and business/industry…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Griffin, William H. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1983
Examines reasons why large-scale rejection of most forms of academic technology will continue, despite the fact that educators are faced with the inescapable conclusion that if education is to be brought closer to American life, use of technology must be taught and accepted in colleges of education. (JN)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Television
Manning, D. Thompson; And Others – Technological Horizons in Education, 1983
Describes an interactive videodisc application program developed to train army medics. Indicates that reduced instructor teaching time and a high degree of student satisfaction in mastering complex, high-stress tasks are the optimum results achieved by the program. (JN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Interaction
Duc Quy, Nguyen – Technological Horizons in Education, 1982
A sampling of the use of microcomputers in continuous learning situations is provided, to illustrate how technological changes offer new improved ways of delivering instructional programs. The survey of applications provided is viewed to indicate that the potential of personal computer use in training is very great. (MP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Instruction
Davis, Richard W. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1981
Discusses how the Bell System Center for Technical Education uses computerized instruction to meet five goals. (DC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Higher Education
Long, Harvey S. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1981
Discusses seven reasons why books have been successful as an educational resource sharing medium. It is concluded that an inter-active optical videodisc shares many of the attributes of books but that its superior capacity and function can extend the book to offer unique instructional capability. (DC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Books, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology
Connell, Cassie C. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1981
Educational institutions use networks to connect devices to a common line or central course to share resources. Presented is information for selecting the best network system for present and future needs. Discusses configuration of line; transmission methods, rates, and lines; cable length; price; and interfacing. (DC)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Science, Computers, Educational Technology
Fraser, Rosemary; And Others – Technological Horizons in Education, 1982
The television screen under computer control is seen as a very compelling focus of attention that can be harnessed and used to good educational effect. It is stated that the most vital and difficult task in curriculum development is to make useful material accessible to teachers. (MP)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Curriculum Design
Blaschke, Charles L. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Describes the dramatic growth in the use of microprocessor-based systems and the effects of this new technology, including microcomputers, telecommunications systems, and communications aids, on special education. Factors contributing to widespread use include requirements for individualized educational programs, increased support for special…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
Wilson, Lois S. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Describes applications of Time-shared Interactive Computer-Controlled Television (TICCIT) in various computer-assisted instruction programs, including those of the United States armed services. For example, the army is using TICCIT to investigate the effectiveness of CAI as the primary training medium for instructing its reserve units. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Microcomputers
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