ERIC Number: ED327536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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L.I.T.E. the F.I.R.E. (Learning, Information, Technology, Evolution For Improved, Revitalized, Education).
Rodgers, Robert J.
This paper discusses changes in educational content and methodology brought about in response to the needs of the present technology-driven information age. The use of word processing, databases, and spreadsheets is explained in relation to the promotion of higher order thinking skills. The increased amount and graphic nature of information as well as the increased role of the media center are discussed. The proper infusion of technology into education is seen as a slow evolutionary process for the following reasons: (1) the development of technology itself is an evolutionary process; (2) the cost of technology overburdens educational budgets; and (3) it takes time to implement programs and provide inservice. Nine strategies to overcome the obstacle of costs are listed. Because this is a technological age, new or revised curricula should include the use of appropriate technology that will help students learn how to learn. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).