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Grewal, Dhruv; Motyka, Scott; Levy, Michael – Journal of Marketing Education, 2018
The pace of retail evolution has increased dramatically, with the spread of the Internet and as consumers have become more empowered by mobile phones and smart devices. This article outlines significant retail innovations that reveal how retailers and retailing have evolved in the past several decades. In the same spirit, the authors discuss how…
Descriptors: Retailing, Marketing, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods
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Timms, Michael J. – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2016
This paper proposes that the field of AIED is now mature enough to break away from being delivered mainly through computers and pads so that it can engage with students in new ways and help teachers to teach more effectively. Mostly, the intelligent systems that AIED has delivered so far have used computers and other devices that were essentially…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology, Robotics, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Albus, James S. – Futurist, 1984
Spectacular advances in microcomputers are forging new technological frontiers in robotics. For example, many factories will be totally automated. Economic implications of the new technology of robotics for the future are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Automation, Economic Factors, Economics, Employment Problems
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Skena, K. George; Deal, Walter F. – Technology Teacher, 1995
Provides insight into the exciting future of robotics. Includes a student quiz and possible student outcomes. (JOW)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Learning Activities, Manufacturing Industry, Robotics
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Coates, Vary T. – Futurist, 1983
A technological diffusion or user-institution model can identify the negative and positive impact of robotics on job opportunities and productivity. (AM)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Models, Productivity
DeVore, Paul W. – Man/Society/Technology, 1982
The author explores several recent technological developments which will have an impact on future technical education. These developments include the revolution in information services, robotics, job changes and eliminations, changing role of the worker, and quality of life. (CT)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Change, Futures (of Society), Job Satisfaction
Warnat, Winifred I. – 1983
This discussion of the influence of robotics on the individual and society addresses three major topics: (1) the current employment picture and future expectations; (2) developments in the robotics industry and their impact on the changing character of work; and (3) the implications of these changes for both society and the individual worker. The…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Economic Change, Educational Needs, Employment Projections
Dator, Jim – Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 1988
A futures perspective is brought to the field of mental retardation with discussion of normal behavior in the past and future, as well as possible effects of the electronic/robotic revolution and the biological revolution. (DB)
Descriptors: Change, Futures (of Society), Mental Retardation, Prediction
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Ayres, Robert; Miller, Steve – Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 1982
Explores the history of robotics and its effects upon the manufacturing industry. Topics include robots' capabilities and limitations, the factory of the future, displacement of the workforce, and implications for management and labor. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Futures (of Society), Industry, Job Layoff
Bateman, Thomas L. – 2001
Technology brought the writing center to life because of the word processor, but new technology is actually going to create robotic life that thinks with us, for us, to us. It will offer portability all from a microchip stored in a coat pocket. Technology will continue to expedite today's hurry up world, and this will carry over into the writer's…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computers, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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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Schramm, Susan L. – American Secondary Education, 1999
A study surveyed staff and student participants in Genetic Robotics, a week-long program linking biology and the visual arts. Staff perceptions centered about interdisciplinary phobias, shifting art-education roles, administrative support, and collaborative efforts. Student responses focused on apprehension/adaptation, attitudes, motivational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Biology, Education Work Relationship, Futures (of Society)
Hunt, H. Allan; Hunt, Timothy L. – 1983
A study examined the job creation and job displacement potential of industrial robots in the United States and specifically, in Michigan, by 1990. To complete an analysis of the impact of robotics on the American labor force, researchers combined data from previous forecasts of future unit and dollar sales projections and from interviews with…
Descriptors: Automation, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Educational Needs
Warnat, Winifred I. – 1983
New technologies will produce a radical restructuring of work, including a devaluation of current work skills and the creation of new ones at an ever-increasing rate. The robotics industry provides a prototype for the impact of technology on society, and a context for examining the relevancy of schooling in preparing individuals to function within…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Control
Sharon, Dan; And Others – Programmed Learning and Educational Technology, 1987
Presents an overview of a course on robotics and automation developed by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) to be offered through an open learning environment in the United Kingdom. Highlights include hardware and software requirements, an educational model, design principles, and future developments. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Descriptions, Developed Nations, Electromechanical Technology
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