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Asfahl, C. Ray – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
Discusses why educators should not rush headlong into creating robotics curricula and suggests methods of establishing meaningful courses. Indicates that the solution to the problem of building a robotic curriculum is to incorporate the three major areas of robotics (design, operations, maintenance) into existing curricula where they best fit. (JN)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Curriculum, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development
Kimbler, D. L. – Technological Horizons in Education, 1984
The impact of robotics in education is discussed in terms of academic assistance to industry in robotics as well as academic problems in handling the demands put upon it. Some potential solutions that can have lasting impact on educational systems are proposed. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Engineering
Benton, Oliver; Branch, Charles W. – 1984
The purpose of this paper is to assist those in education, government, and industry who are responsible for managing vocational and technical training in their decisions about what programs should be initiated to accommodate the growing use of robots. Section 1 describes robot characteristics (type of drive, method of teaching, lifting capacity,…
Descriptors: Automation, Educational Planning, Electronics, Employment Projections
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Cyert, Richard M. – Issues in Science and Technology, 1985
Proposes that full automation is the best current option for the United States' manufacturing industries. Advocates increased use of electronics, robotics, and computers in the establishment of unmanned factories. Implications of this movement are examined in terms of labor, management, and the structure of the economy. (ML)
Descriptors: Automation, Computers, Electronics, Labor Economics
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Adams, Dennis M.; Hamm, Mary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Surveys the current status of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Discusses intelligent tutoring systems, robotics, and applications for educators. Likens the status of AI at present to that of aviation in the very early 1900s. States that educators need to be involved in future debates concerning AI. (CW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, White Bear Lake. – 1986
Reasons for the importance of using technology in education and problems encountered by Minnesota schools in maximizing the potential of modern technology are discussed in the introduction to this report, which also summarizes actions taken by the state legislature to support technology utilization, inservice training for the use of technology,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives
International Trade Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. – 1983
A series of meetings was held to assess future problems in United States high technology, particularly in the fields of robotics, computers, semiconductors, and telecommunications. This report, which focuses on the computer industry, includes a profile of this industry and the papers presented by industry speakers during the meetings. The profile…
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Software, Computers, Economics
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Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. – 1983
This report provides a comprehensive statement of the Reagan administration's science and technology (S/T) policy and priorities. The report is organized into three chapters. Chapter I discusses S/T and United States society and the United States S/T policy. Highlights of the 1982 accomplishments in implementing the policy and of the fiscal year…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Budgets, Energy, Federal Programs
Lewis, Morgan; And Others – 1985
This booklet provides a brief overview of some of the major trends most likely to influence vocational education during the remainder of the 1980s. It is directed to all vocational educators, particularly planners and policymakers, who want a better understanding of the conditions under which their programs will operate. It considers the nation's…
Descriptors: Automation, Business Cycles, Economic Climate, Educational Finance
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems. – 1986
The sympoisum was held to describe the roots and future plans of the Engineering Research Center's (ERC's) concept and program. The first section of this symposium compilation describes the national goals that the ERCs represent. The second section presents the point of view of the National Science Foundation on the ERCs--the concept behind them,…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Research Administration
Hecht, Alfred R.; And Others – 1986
Background information on and plans for the use of contemporary technologies at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) are provided in this report. Part I begins with a discussion of the integration of contemporary technology in business and industry; describes NIACC's contemporary technology strategic planning initiative; and gives an overview…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. – 1987
The thrust of this book is to indicate relative priorities of technology and the rationale for investment in United States space technology to meet future needs as assessed by the Committee on Advanced Space Technology. In part one, a discussion of potential mission sets is given, including: (1) "Mission Requirements for Space Transportation;…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, College Science, Higher Education
General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation. – 1995
This handbook presents guidance for federal managers and other personnel who are unfamiliar with the policy and practice of information accessibility to accommodate users with disabilities and to provide for their effective access to information resources. It addresses federal requirements for accessibility, adopting accessibility as a sound…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Appropriate Technology, Assistive Devices (for Disabled)
Ventouratos, Despina – 1993
This report evaluates Project Data-Tech, a New York City program that served 125 Haitian- and Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency and that was designed to improve the educational attainment of these minority children. Participating students received instruction in English as a second language; native language arts (NLA); the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development
Hill, Franklin – 1986
When the Orange County School Board (Orlando, Florida) decided to build a new high school, they recognized Central Florida's high technology emphasis as a special challenge. The new facility needed to meet present instructional demands while being flexible enough to incorporate 21st century technologies. The final result is a new $30 million high…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Facility Planning, High Schools, Industry
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