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Helgerson, Linda W. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1987
Discusses three new advances in the use of optical disc technology in education. Describes the storage formats and capabilities of the videodisc, the compact disc, and the optical write-once disc. Contrasts the three technologies in terms of their production requirements, the hardware involved, and some projected applications in education. (TW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Storage Devices
Ohles, John F. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
As a form of warning to educators who might mistake novelty for value, a nationally recognized expert compares the present influx of microcomputers into academia, with similar and now historic moves by motion pictures, educational radio and television, language laboratories, and teaching machines. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Educational Trends
Pfaehler, Brenda – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
To dissolve much of the confusion surrounding videotex and teletext, and the respective merits of these emerging technologies for education, the Annenberg Foundation joined with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to conduct controlled comparison tests. Results of the project are described. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Higher Education
Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Discusses the use of laserdiscs and interactive video technology in an earth science classroom. Delineates the basic equipment needed for a laserdisc workstation, along with a software authoring system. Describes the development and use of a software program called Mission Earth, which contains four lessons on astronomoy. (TW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Melmed, Arthur S. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Discusses the relative lack of use of technology in American schools, compared with the explosion of technological advances in other aspects of society. Promotes a revision of the organization of schools. Stresses the need to increase student productivity, individualize the curriculum, and implement capital-intensive technologies for instruction.…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
Oman, Paul W.; Willson, Debra – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Describes the development of a curriculum design model for computer education in grades K-8. Discusses the method used in producing the model and includes the composite of objectives that were produced in the study, along with suggestions for implementing the model at the local school level. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design
Nash, John F.; England, Thomas G. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Discusses the use of computers in college accounting courses. Argues that the success of new efforts in using computers in teaching accounting is dependent upon increasing instructors' computer skills, and choosing appropriate hardware and software, including commercially available business software packages. (TW)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, College Faculty, College Instruction
Foucault, Alan – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Presents a model for a system which coordinates the human resources needed to produce original, course-appropriate computer-assisted instruction (CAI) materials. This team approach to authoring systems has proved to be effective in producing more than 60 units of varying CAI materials for the community college environment. (ML)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Cooperative Planning
Vincent, Barbara – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Describes a curriculum program designed to encourage sixth-grade students to think about issues from a variety of perspectives and make informed decisions. Discusses the incorporation of computer software from the "Decisions, Decisions" series into the instructional process. Outlines the components of the curriculum, provides an evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Rose, D. Candy; Capell, Joyce – Technological Horizons in Education, 1986
Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) instruction was piloted to test the viability of a cooperative system of shared instruction that could be cost-effective and efficient, reducing unnecessary duplication of courses taught. Results of the 1984 pilot show that ITFS was successful based on participants' (industry employees and the public)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Technology, Interactive Video, Pilot Projects
Lessinger, Leon M. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Education has recently come to recognize the need to set professional standards and to measure professional performance. The superintendent of a large western school district analyzes the role high technology should play as school administrators take steps to implement accountability measures. (JN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Streibel, Michael J.; Garhart, Casey – Technological Horizons in Education, 1985
Describes the approach taken in an education computing course for pre- and in-service teachers. Outlines the basic operational, analytical, and evaluation skills that are emphasized in the course, suggesting that these skills go beyond the attainment of computer literacy and can assist in the effective use of computers. (ML)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education
Senese, Donald J. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Explores various topics and issues concerning trends which are related to electronic learning. They include: improved educational opportunities, role of the National Diffusion Network, school-based demonstration projects, use of technology in science writing classes, importance of basic education, and shifting career patterns. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Demonstration Programs, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
Lewis, Edward T. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
St. Mary's College (Maryland) has computerized its entire 167-acre campus for students, faculty, and the administration. The uses of these computers for instructional, administrative, and research purposes at the college are described. Future uses of these computers are also considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Liberal Arts
Gindele, John F.; Gindele, Joseph G. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Highlights some of the key points in the history and development of videodisc technology and implications they have for education. The two types of systems currently available, costs, storage capacity, and present and future uses of the technology are among the areas considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Costs, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
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